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My mom (she's 47, menopause, 5'1", 154lbs) have joint pain. Is it okay to take flax seed oil regular? Pls give some advice about the amount, time of takin

My mom (she's 47, menopause, 5'1", 154lbs) have joint pain. Is it okay to take flax seed oil regular? Pls give some advice about the amount, time of takin

Silence in Medicine: I believe first that medicine in general has nothing to say about the health benefits of your proposed use of an oil. This is not in any way known to have positive or negative health benefits. Thus medicine is neutral about this product. ...Read more

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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What supplements help relieve menopause syptoms I am fatigued gained weight moody depressed is there something I can take that does not cost a fortune to help me I take vit d fish oil green tea muti vit im tired of being tired 50 years old and do

What supplements help relieve menopause syptoms I am fatigued gained weight moody depressed is there something I can take that does not cost a fortune to help me I take vit d fish oil green tea muti vit im tired of being tired 50 years old and do

Lots of options: Black cohosh, evening primrose oil, dong quai, gingko biloba, korean, siberian or panax ginseng, hops, red clover, soybeans, st. Jon's wort, vit e have all been prescribed for various menopause symtoms with varying results. Often you can find 'menopause' supplements containg combinations for the above. ...Read more

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Are there any essential oils that help with menopause?

Are there any essential oils that help with menopause?

Yes: I would suggest first to try evening primerose oil capsules about 1000 mg twice a day after meals. That is not an essential oil but rather a carrier oil and usually working good for controlling menopausal symptoms. ...Read more

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Can I be pregnant e iam in menopause for 5 years?

Unlikely: Are you sure you are in menopause as you are only 45 yrs old. If you are for sure in menopause (confirmed by high fsh level in your blood); then you cannot be pregnant. ...Read more

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Why does menopause occur?

Ovaries stop working: Physiologically, menopause occurs when the ovaries stop producing eggs, and then stop making estrogen. If you are asking teleologically why this occurs, it is because, from an evolution point of view, it is not advantageous for a species to produce offspring at an older age when they are not likely to live long enough to have the offspring survive (life expectancy was ...Read more

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Am I on the menopause quiz?

Menopause: Is one year without menses due to loss of estrogen production from the ovary. Average age is 52 but sx leading up to this can last 5 yrs. It can range from heavy, irregular bleeding to spacing and gradual loss of menses. Hormonal fluctuations can range from an occasional hot flashes to severe flashes creating insomnia and mood problems. See peimenopause, good luc. ...Read more

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Is 44 to young for menopause?

Menopause age: No, early menopause is before the age of 35. Half of women will be menopausal by the age of 51 and half enter menopause after 51. Menopause is when there has been no period for one year. It can also be diagnosed by blood tests. There are other reasons for not bleeding so seeing a clinic can help with making the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why causes menopause in women?

Why causes menopause in women?

Menopause: Menopause is a normal medical issue as you get older. Most often after age 40 and before age 55.
If your periods are irregular or stopped completely you need to see a Gynecologist as soon as you can.
Once under control, the next many years (maybe another 60 for you) will be enjoyable. ...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

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What are symptoms of menopause?

What are symptoms of menopause?

Multiple symptoms: The main symptom of menopause is absence of menstrual cycle. Although a lot of women experience, hot flashes, night sweats, mood changes and skip menstrual cycles before the periods cease completely. ...Read more

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What can I expect from menopause?

What can I expect from menopause?

Menopause: Menopause can be a difficult time for some women. They may experience depression, anxiety, irritability, mood swings, forgetfulness and sleep problems. Menopause can also be liberating - no periods - no pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of menopause?

What are the symptoms of menopause?

"Hot Flashes": Hot flashes are the main complaint of menopausal women. This is a flushing sensation usually accompanied by "drenching" sweats and a sensation of "hotness" due to a lack of estrogen. Other symptoms include scant or irregular menses progressing to absence of menses. Vaginal dryness is also a sign of menopause. Libido may change as well. If concerned see your pcp or gynecologist. They can help. ...Read more

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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

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What are symptoms of pri menopause?

What are symptoms of pri menopause?

Hot flashes: The most common first symptom of aapproaching menopause is so called flashes or flushing. Warmth which is sudden, often at night, often brought on by stress and frequently experienced at night during sleep. Usually felt over the face, neck and upper torso. Lasts minutes. May be episodic but recur often. Menstrual irregularity typically comes later. ...Read more

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How should I feel during menopause?

Menopause: Symptoms of menopause can be mild to severe. Most common is first the absence of a period, followed by hot flashes, sleep and libido changes. Hormones affect all body tissues so many other symptoms can occur ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for menopause?

Menopause occurs: 1 year after last period. However, when perimenopausal (time leading up to period stopping) you can have a # of sxs. Sxs may include waking up in middle of night sweating heavily; lack of concentration, dryness of vaginal tissue; fatigue, hair loss, dizziness, wt gain, bloating, incontinence, irregularity of periods, hot flashes; mood swings, irritability ; v libido. In us, ave. Age for menopause. ...Read more

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Any natural approaches to menopause?

Yes: Most women can manage their hot flashes with measures such as dressing in layers, sipping ice water, avoiding trigger foods such as alcohol & spicy food. Paced breathing has been shown in research studies to reduce intensity and duration of hot flashes:

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

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What is the importance of menopause?

What is the importance of menopause?

Menopause: Menopause occurs when your ovaries stop making enough estrogen. Usually starts later than age 42.
If that is happening to you please see your Gynecologist and you will be given hormone replacement therapy. ...Read more

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What are menopause signs or symptoms?

What are menopause signs or symptoms?

Many: The most common symptoms are hot flashes, mood changes, skin and hair dryness, vaginal dryness, pain with intercourse, rapid heart rate (rare), anxiety, sleep disturbances, remember, most do great with menopause and not everyone has symptoms. I list many of these, along with treatment options in my book, a woman's guide to hormone health. ...Read more

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Can I be going though menopause at 39?

Can I be going though menopause at 39?

Possible: The average age of menopause is 51, but some women experience it earlier or later. Your gyn can run the appropriate tests to see where you stand. ...Read more

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What do you feel like post menopausal?

What do you feel like post menopausal?

Post menopause: At your age that should not be an issue.
If you are low on hormones at your age your Gynecologist will help you all the way! ...Read more

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What are the signs of early menopause?

What are the signs of early menopause?

Skipped periods: Early menopause, or premature ovarian insufficiency can be a cause of missed periods. If you are missing periods, you should see your doctor. If you're having regular periods, early menopause is not at all likely. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as severe menopause?

Not exactly: The symptoms of menopause or peri menopause can be mild, moderate or severe. But menopause itself - absence of periods due to cessation of ovarian function - does not have varying degrees of severity. ...Read more

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Is it be possible to have menopause at 20?

Is it be possible to have menopause at 20?

Menopause: Unlikely, but premature ovarian failure is a possibility. No period for one year is the general definition of menopause ...Read more

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Help! Exactly what is pre menopausal levels?

Help! Exactly what is pre menopausal levels?

Any contaminated: Food can cause poisoning. Food poisoning can be due bacterial toxins, live viral, bacterial and parasitic infections, chemical contamination and putrified foods. ...Read more

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Could I be going through menopause at agr 40?

Yes: Menopause can definitely occur at that age, or even earlier, if you have concerns, check w/your physician. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms and signs of menopause?

Hot flashes, nomenses: You will start getting hot flashes, menses will decline and by definition no menses for 12 months is menopause. Night sweets also common. The average time interval from beginning to total cessaton of menses is approximately four years. ...Read more

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Could I be going through menopause at just 25?

Possible: There is an entity called 'premature menopause' - I have seen it. Please see a doctor. ...Read more

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Why does pri menopause makes you feel dreadful?

Why does pri menopause makes you feel dreadful?

Hard to say: Though physical changes due to decline in hormone secretion may contribute, changes in life circumstances associated with this age may also be important. ...Read more

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Please describe the typical signs of menopause?

Menopause: Symptoms of menopause can include hot flashes, night sweats, weight gain, and fatigue. Emotional symptoms can include mood swings, irritability, anxiety, depressed mood, panic attacks and difficulty concentrating. There can be vaginal dryness and drop in sex drive. Additional issues can include problems with sleep, loss of hair and problems with memory. This is not a complete list of possible sxs. ...Read more

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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

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What are the complications if you are a menopausal baby?

Midlife baby: Beside the higher risk of downs there is no other complication. ...Read more

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Is there any way to be sure I am going through menopause?

AGE/SYMPTOMS/TESTS: Menopause is a process that occurs over a ten year period of time in most women. Their symptoms, as well as their periods, come and go. This usually occurs between 44-56 years. Pay attention to your symptoms, both physical and emotional. While they can be very disturbing to many women, they can be helped safely and effectively. ...Read more

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Premature menopause is what?

Premature menopause is what?

Menopause before 40: Premature menopause is defined as occurring before the age of 40. If there is another cause of stopping periods, such as illness, stress, malnutrition, etc., it is not menopause be secondary amenorrhea. Test can tell if it is menopause or another cause. ...Read more

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Can menopause worsen anxiety?

Can menopause worsen anxiety?

Yes: Anxiety might be sub-clinical, that is it might be there but not causing any significant problems. The hormonal swings associated with menopause may cause anxiety to rear its head higher and cause problems. A consult with your md is advisable. Good luck! ...Read more

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Painful sex while in menopause?

Painful sex while in menopause?

Vaginal atrophy: Results from lack of estrogen. This thinning of the vaginal mucosa makes intercourse painful for the post menopausal woman. The condition can be treated with vaginal estrogen or systemic estrogen. Vaginal lubricants also help. ...Read more