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What are the symptoms of menopause? What happens?

What are the symptoms of menopause? What happens?

Menopause at 32?: If your periods have stopped at your young age you must see a Gynecologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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I think I am starting to have symptoms of menopause. What should I do?

I think I am starting to have symptoms of menopause. What should I do?

Natural part of life: Approach menopause the way we approach puberty. It is a natural part of our lives and best dealt with through healthy diet and exercise and not with medications. In fact, puberty and menopause are mirror images of each other in the reproductive life of a women. ...Read more

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What if at the age of 20 you alreasy menopause, what are possible complications?

What if at the age of 20 you alreasy menopause, what are possible complications?

Numerous: First be sure that the lack of menses is due to permanent ovarian failure. There are several reasons for no menses - hyperthyroidism, elevated prolactin, severe and sudden stress, very low weight, medications, true ovary failure. .. Many of these conditions are reversible. Menopause is associated with bone loss, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, elevated risk of heart disease/ thinking ability. ...Read more

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What are the more uncommon symptoms of menopause? What are some less common symptoms of menopause that i may be experiencing but not aware of? .

What are the more uncommon symptoms of menopause? What are some less common symptoms of menopause that i may be experiencing but not aware of?

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Menopausal symptoms: Everyone is different! many women skate by with no symptoms at all. But here are the classics: 1) absence of periods, 2) irregular periods/missed periods (remember that bleeding after sex is a warning symptom: see your doctor), 3) hot flashes, 4) nightsweats, 5) dry skin, 6) vaginal dryness, 7) dry eyes, 8) word finding difficulty, 9) fatigue, 10) palpitations, 11) difficulty concentrating. ...Read more

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Hot flashes with menopause, what will help?

Hot flashes with menopause, what will help?

Botanicals can help: Botanical medicine can be helpful for menopausal hot flashes. A couple possibilities include black cohosh (cimicifuga racemosa): http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/22157510 and sage (salvia officinalis): http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/21630133 classical homeopathy with an experienced homeopath is also useful. Traditional chinese medicine & acupuncture as well. ...Read more

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Other than menopause, what causes hot flashes?

Other than menopause, what causes hot flashes?

Medicines: Hot flashes are a symptom, could be side effect of medicne or symptom of hyperthyroidism. Get checked by your doctor if concerned. ...Read more

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What is menopause? What are the signs and symptoms?

What is menopause? What are the signs and symptoms?

Menopause: Menopause is the time when your periods begin to be irregular. Not common at age 36 but it does happen sometimes. If that is happening to you now please see a gynecologist for care. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get hot flashes during menopause? What do hot flashes feel like?

Many women do: Some women don't, but hot flashes are very common in menopause (though there are many things that can cause hot flashes, that are not hormonal). They feel like a sudden spreading heat sensation, along the skin surface, usually involving the head, neck, chest, ears, and often the skin flushes (turns red). ...Read more

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I've recently started a menstraul cycle after 2 years of being menopausal. What causes this?

I've recently started a menstraul  cycle after 2 years of being menopausal.  What causes this?

Rule out cancer: Post menopausal women should not bleed. Sometimes this may be due to a thin lining in the uterus, but it can be cancer or precancer. See a dr. For a biopsy sooner than later. ...Read more

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