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Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Overview)

Menopause occurs 1 year after the last time you had a period. However, when perimenopausal (the time leading up to your period stopping) you can have a # of sxs. Sxs may include waking up in the middle of the night sweating heavily; dryness of the vaginal tissue; irregularity of periods, hot flashes; mood swings & decreased interest in sex. In the us the ave age for menopause is 51.


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Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Overview)

Menopause occurs 1 year after the last time you had a period. However, when perimenopausal (the time leading up to your period stopping) you can have a # of sxs. Sxs may include waking up in the middle of the night sweating heavily; dryness of the vaginal tissue; irregularity of periods, hot flashes; mood swings & decreased interest in sex. In the us the ave age for menopause is 51.


Dr. Morris Westfried
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How does menopause affect rosacea?

Facial flushing: Rosacea is more typical at same age as menopause and facial flushing associated with menopause can aggravate rosacea. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Managing Menopause (Tip)

Managing Menopause

Menopause is not the end of a women's sexual life! ...See more

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Managing Menopause (Checklist)

See your doctor
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Consider taking hormones
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Exercise more, including weight lifting
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Improve your diet
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Ron Eaker
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Is headache a symptom of menopause ?

Yes: Headaches are common in the menopause although they can be due to many things. ...Read more

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Dr. Pam Yoder
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What are symptoms of menopause?

What are symptoms of menopause?

Age-ist stereotyping: Menopause is the end of periods (for 1 yr) due to decline in functioning of the ovaries over many years. Around then other symptoms may occur due to disease, 'passage of time' or changes in endocrine glands, eg, thyroid. They're not reasons to mock, treat women poorly at home or on the job. Seeing gyn provider is a good start to sort out what is occurring and what to do to improve, maintain health. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Managing Menopause (Tip)

Managing Menopause

Menopause does not guarantee a loss in sex drive. Embrace the change and enjoy your love life. ...See more

Dr. Rakhi Dimino
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What are signs of menopause?

What are signs of menopause?

Menopause symptoms: Menopause happens when your ovaries stop producing Estrogens and progesterones. This causes your period to stop coming. You could also have hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, decreased sex drive, irritabilty, difficulty sleeping, dry skin, and thinning hair. ...Read more

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Dr. Lydia Collins
Board Certified, Gynecology
30 years in practice
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Cont bleed after menopause for 2 mo going through super+ tampon in 2 hrs. When is bleeding an emergency? Diagnosis thick ut lining. Waiting ok 4 hyst

Cont bleed after menopause for 2 mo going through super+ tampon in 2 hrs.  When is bleeding an emergency? Diagnosis thick ut lining. Waiting ok 4 hyst

Post-menopausal : If you have post-menopausal bleeding, the doctor needs to take great care to be 100% certain that you don't have a cancer or precancer as a cause of bleeding. A thick ut lining needs biopsy or some other sampling. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Managing Menopause (Tip)

Managing Menopause

The average age of menopause (50.5) is the same as in 1910. Now we just live longer! go! go! ...See more

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