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Doctor insights on: Severe Menopausal Symptoms

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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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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 ?

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