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Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Overview)

Menopause is defined as the absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood swings, and decreased libido.


Dr. Janet Greenhut
1,703 doctors shared insights

Menopause (Overview)

Menopause is defined as the absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood swings, and decreased libido.


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Managing Menopause (Tip)

Managing Menopause

The average of menopause onset is 51 with a normal range of 38 to 56. ...See more

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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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Are there natural treatments for my menopause symptoms?

Are there natural treatments for my menopause symptoms?

Partly effective: You may mean menopausal symptoms like hot flashes and vaginal dryness. Some patients take otc products made from black cohosh or soy that sometimes help, if my patients really want to try this, i tell them to try estroven (red clover), but follow the instructions. These products are not fda approved or tested so you need to be careful, at least estroven has been around for awhile and seems safe. ...Read more

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Managing Menopause (Tip)

Managing Menopause

Myth: reaching menopause can cause all women to lose interest in sex. ...See more

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How does menopause affect rosacea?

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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