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Doctor insights on: Severe Menopausal Symptoms

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Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

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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How can I ease menopausal symptoms?

How can I ease menopausal symptoms?

Exercise : One of the best methods of treating menopausal symptoms is regular cardiovascular exercise, 60 min a day. Good sleep hygiene is another. As it is a healthy diet and avoiding caffeine and alcohol. None of the over-the-counter supplements have been proven to be effective. There are some medications which can be effective but you need to see your doctor to discuss this. Best of luck. ...Read more

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How do you treat menopausal symptoms?

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

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Which age start menopausal symptoms ?

Which age start menopausal symptoms ?

45-55: A woman usually goes through menopause between the ages of 45 and 55 but sometimes it can happen earlier such as early 30s. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to ease my menopausal symptoms naturally?

Can you tell me how to ease my menopausal symptoms naturally?

Natural hormones. : Menopause symptoms are caused by Estradiol and Progesterone deficiency. The best and most natural way to treat menopausal symptoms is by replacing those actual hormones. Bioidentical Estradiol and Progesterone are identical in molecular structure to hormones the body (the ovaries) used to produce before menopause. ...Read more

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I am taking one pill of Manhae a day since 8 months for my menopausal symptoms. Can I take it continous, non stop like am.doing? Any concerns?

I am taking one pill of Manhae a day since 8  months for my menopausal symptoms.  Can I  take it continous, non stop like am.doing? Any concerns?

Manhae: I have gone online and looked up Manhae. I think without exception each of the documents were not from the USA or UK. It suggests that it is not a good idea but please go online and see what you can make of what you read. Doesn't seem good to me but that is your call. ...Read more

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I have been taking phytob for my flushing menopausal symptoms for 4 years, when I stop it they recur, I am 57 y/old and want to try something diferent, ?

I have been taking phytob for my flushing menopausal symptoms for 4 years, when I stop it they recur, I am 57 y/old and want to try something diferent, ?

Volcano alert: Sometimes hot flashes feel like a volcano erupting, other times like a lava lake. Menopause transition average 5 years (sometimes 10 years but less symptoms over time). Does phyto-b work when you use it? Other supplement choices: black cohosh, vitex/chaste berry, acupuncture. Good luck! ...Read more

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Did HRT help with menopausal symptoms?

Did HRT help with menopausal symptoms?

Yes: Hormone therapy did -- and still does -- help with menopausal symptoms like hot flashes and vaginal dryness. Some women still take them even though they are not as safe as once believed. For women who are experiencing or have just gone through menopause the risks of heart disease, stroke, and breast cancer are quite low, although not zero. Check out www.Menopause.Org or see your doctor. ...Read more

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Would a person of a low body weight still experience menopausal symptoms please?

Would a person of a low body weight still experience menopausal symptoms please?

Yes and no: Hi. Since there's no relationship between a woman's body weight and whether she feels menopausal symptoms, the answer is certainly she could experience menopausal symptoms and certainly she may not experience menopausal symptoms. ...Read more

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Medicine or herbs for menopausal symptoms, flushing, chronic blushing, rosacea.?

Medicine or herbs for menopausal symptoms, flushing, chronic blushing, rosacea.?

Maybe neither: Why take the mindset that one reaches for a pill either allopathic or naturopathic for a natural condition of womankind? I would counsel starting with avoiding triggers like alcohol/heat, then progress to dietary control. There are several anti-inflammation diet books out there which can be helpful. Or consider therapies like yoga to strengthen the mind-body before reaching for pills. ...Read more

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Can you have menopausal symptoms with one functioning ovary? If you have had a hystrectomy.

Can you have menopausal symptoms with one functioning ovary? If you have had a hystrectomy.

Absolutely: If you have one or 2 ovaries after hysterectomy, they still secrete hormones and your body will go through menopause just as it would have if you didn't have a hysterectomy. The symptoms vary from person to person. ...Read more

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Are menopausal symptoms common after a hysterectomy, when you still have your ovaries?

Are menopausal symptoms common after a hysterectomy, when you still have your ovaries?

Yes: Yes. Menopause happens when the hormones in your ovaries run out. So as long as you have ovaries (it doesn't matter if you don't have a uterus), you will eventually go through menopause. ...Read more

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I have been prescribed 1ML of progesterone creme twice daily to help control menopausal symptoms is this safe, what are the side effects?

I have been prescribed 1ML of progesterone creme twice daily to help control menopausal symptoms is this safe, what are the side effects?

Progesterone: Please go online and read all you can about effects of progesterone. Then you need to find out why your did not discuss this properly with you!! ...Read more

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Might acupuncture help with a person's chronic pain and menopausal symptoms?

Yes: Yes and yes. Please be aware that what is ideal is to have acupuncture augment whatever care is provided by your physician. Acupuncture is often used for both chronic pain syndromes and menopausal sxs. Take care. ...Read more

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29 years old. AMH 1.56 FSH 9.8ul and menopausal symptoms. Could this be peri menopause ?

29 years old.  AMH 1.56 FSH 9.8ul and menopausal symptoms. Could this be peri menopause ?

Normal AMH: Your AMH is normal. To interpret the FSH one needs to know what day of the week it was checked. Day 3 is the normal day to check this. These results do not support the idea that this is menopause causing your symptoms ...Read more

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Is there an increased risk of migraine for women who take estrogen for menopausal symptoms?

Is there an increased risk of migraine for women who take estrogen for menopausal symptoms?

Yes: Migraine usually first occurs in teens when their estrogen levels are spiking. Many women tend to get more migraines at certain times of their cycle. Menopause may offer relief as estrogen levels go down, but taking estrogen may make migraine worse. However, if a woman has not had migraine before, taking estrogen in menopause is unlike to cause it. Other causes for headaches should be considered. ...Read more