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Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Overview)

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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What are the symptoms of menopause?

What are the symptoms of menopause?

The symptoms of Menopause include:: Hot flashes, Irregular periods, Excessive menstrual bleeding, Mood changes, Sleep disturbance, Vaginal dryness, Absent periods. ...Read more

Dr. Janet Greenhut
1,742 Doctors shared insights

Menopause (Overview)

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. Shira Miller Dr. Miller
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Menopause (Tip)

Menopause is not a phase! It is a permanent condition that results due to death of the ovaries. ...See more

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Managing Menopause (Checklist)

See your doctor
Once
Consider taking hormones
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Exercise more often, including weightlifting
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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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Menopause (Tip)

Women who experience early or surgical menopause should be on hrt if there are no contrainidcations. ...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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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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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

Dr. Marsha Davis Dr. Davis
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Menopause (Tip)

Menopause for most women isn't fun, but it does pass, and help there is if you desire. ...See more

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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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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

Could be an issue: Heavy bleeding like you describe especially after menopause could definitely be an issue. A thick uterine lining could indicate an endometrial cancer. Your doctor should do an endometrial biopsy or a D&C to determine. A hysterectomy is an option but I would want to rule out a cancer prior. ...Read more

Dr. Jamal Mourad Dr. Mourad
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Menopause (Tip)

Menopause is the beginning of something new. Embrace it, don't fight it! ...See more

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I have been diagnosed with menopause at 21 and now I'm 28 years old and had white leakedge on my paints is this ovulating?

MD-evaluate discharge: You'll need 30 more yrs of HRT than average. This should be managed with care and great precision. I would recommend saliva testing and bioidentical hormones transdermally. The balance and ratios of estradiol, estriol, progesterone and testosterone should all be maintained at a normal level for a healthy 25 year old. The vaginal discharge and uterine lining should be evaluated by your GYN. ...Read more

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Is there a test for perimenopause like there's a test for menopause?

Is there a test for perimenopause like there's a test for menopause?

Not Exactly: Perimenopause is a time where the hormonal profile may vary widely. I've seen people test like 20 year olds one month and the next month test menopausal. So if only one test is performed the information can be very faulty and conclusions can be wrong. We use symptoms combined with age and other clinical indicators to help us more than lab testing. Hormones are helpful in this time, . ...Read more

Dr. Charlene Sojico Dr. Sojico
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Menopause (Tip)

Women w more education and higher incomes have a better overall health and fewer sxs of menopause. ...See more

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38 days late period, 4neg. Tests, ? Menopause?, 8 d clean from 6 mo. Crack, breast milk, frequent feeling to pee, tired, VERYlight spotting for 4 days?

38 days late period, 4neg. Tests, ? Menopause?, 8 d clean from 6 mo. Crack, breast milk, frequent feeling to pee, tired, VERYlight spotting for 4 days?

Many Issues: You did not share anything specific about yourself such as your age. So we cannot comment on menopause. But first: Congratulation on getting clean. It is good to see you choose health and hope and a solution. Your symptoms represent a definite urinary tract infection and you need this diagnosed and treated urgently. Stop doing pregnancy tests. Four tests mean you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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How do I know how soon will my menopause arrive?

How do I know how soon will my menopause arrive?

Watch your symptoms: Hot flashes, irregular periods, moods swings, excessive sweating, and appropriate age (usually >50) are the clues for menopause. It may be earlier if your female ancestors were younger at start of menopause. ...Read more

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Menopause (Tip)

A show, "menopause, the musical" opened 3/28/01 in orlando. 11, 000, 000 have seen it! Very silly. ...See more

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I'm having a hysterectomy soon. Will this cause menopause?

I'm having a hysterectomy soon. Will this cause menopause?

Not by itself: A hysterectomy, or removal of the uterus, will not cause menopause or other hormone changes. If the ovaries are removed at the same time, then menopause will result. The ovaries are responsible for producing female hormones. ...Read more

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48yr old last period 3 months ago. Onset hot flashes. Hormone levels in"postmenopausal range"estrogen 11.8. These mean menopause is over by post?

48yr old last period 3 months ago. Onset hot flashes. Hormone levels in"postmenopausal range"estrogen 11.8. These mean menopause is over by post?

Not necessarily: First, the definition of menopause is cessation of periods for one year straight without other causes. A single estrogen level doesn't mean anything. Especially in the last 5-7 years before menopause, your estrogen level will fluctuate from day to day and may be in the menopausal range one day and normal premenopausal the next. I don't waste the patients time doing levels. ...Read more

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Menopause (Tip)

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

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How do you treat menopausal symptoms?

Not only by hormones: There are multiple options for treating menopausal symptoms, but it's important to realize that not all of the options include using hormones. Sometimes hormonal treatment is the best option, but sometimes mood medications, herbal remedies, or behavioral techniques are the best answer. ...Read more

Dr. Janis Fee Dr. Fee
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Menopause (Tip)

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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Does topical estriol get converted into estradiol in women treated for menopause? Is estriol any safer than estradiol? Mammogram/breast exam is normal

Does topical estriol get converted into estradiol in women treated for menopause? Is estriol any safer than estradiol? Mammogram/breast exam is normal

NO; Yes: Estriol does not convert to other Estrogens in the body. It is safer because it's the weakest of the Estrogens and has no link to breast cancer. Studies suggest thta estriol has a protective effect. If used incorrectly, though, it can trigger hot flashes. ...Read more

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What's the difference between natural hormones and synthetic hormones in treating menopause symptoms? There is so much information about the different kinds of hormone therapy for menopause that it's confusing to me. Is there a difference between natural

What's the difference between natural hormones and synthetic hormones in treating menopause symptoms? There is so much information about the different kinds of hormone therapy for menopause that it's confusing to me. Is there a difference between natural

NO!: The estrogen receptors in your body cannot distinguish between the two, therefore the response is the same. Be careful regarding "natural" hormones, particularly if they are compounded at a pharmacy since you do not know what you are really taking. There was a large recall from a compounding pharmacy today for progesterone, so this can really happen. Your body will not know the difference. ...Read more

Dr. Shira Miller Dr. Miller
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Menopause (Tip)

Living in menopause for 30-50 years is not natural. We used to die before menopause. Get bhrt. ...See more

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What is the best treatment for menopause?

What is the best treatment for menopause?

Depends on desires: The best treatment is the one you will trust and follow. Hormone replacement therapy is ideal for treating acute symptoms and preventing bone loss, colon cancer, plaque formation, dementia, vaginal dryness and other consequences of lack of estrogen. Some people feel more comfortable with herbal products. Depends on your goals and need to discuss with your dr. ...Read more

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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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Menopause (Tip)

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

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What are some natural cures or herbs to ease into menopause?

A few: Probably the most tested is black cohosh (brand name Remifemin) others are classified as "phytoestrogens" like Promensil (from red clover) and Estroven (black cohosh and others). Soy products have been associated with a reduction of symptoms as has Vitamin E. You can address specific symptoms (like moodiness) with individual herbs (St. John's Wort) but the research is sketchy on effectiveness ...Read more

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What can I do to deal with hot flashes? Are there any tricks to dealing with hot flashes? Things I can eat or drink to make them less frequent or more tolerable? Once I have then are there any ways to make them stop or get rid of them? Tricks to cooling d

What can I do to deal with hot flashes? Are there any tricks to dealing with hot flashes? Things I can eat or drink to make them less frequent or more tolerable? Once I have then are there any ways to make them stop or get rid of them? Tricks to cooling d

Hot flashes: Many things can help including avoiding alcohol, spicy food, several medications, sipping ice water, taking of layers of clothing, a fan and paced breathing:

http://www. Cascadewomenshealth. Org/download/pdfs/healtheducation/menopausal%20management/paced-breathing. Pdf. ...Read more

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Menopause (Tip)

Your sex life does not end with menopause. For many women, their sex drive increases. ...See more

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What must I expect from drug therapy for menopausal mood disorder?

What must I expect from drug therapy for menopausal mood disorder?

Which drug?: I frequently use fluoxetine for mood disorders in menopause if HRT therapy itself does not alleviate mood disorders. I rarely have to use mood elevators if hormones are properly balanced during menopause & perimenopause. ...Read more