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What menopause symptom remedies do you recommend?

Talk to your Dr.: Black cohosh is an herb which may be beneficial for hot flashes, but which should be avoided if there is liver illness. The lignans in flaxseed and flaxseed oil may help night sweats/ to obtain the most benefit from flaxseed oil, it should be cold grinded. The plant Estrogens in red clover may be helpful with mild menopausal symptoms but may be contraindicated in a woman with either breast >>. ...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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What is a diet that can help balance a menopausal women's symptom's?

What is a diet that can help balance a menopausal women's symptom's?

The word is BALANCED: A good balanced diet, vitamins, minerals, etc is essential for your best health. As far as menopausal symptoms, no. There have been a few studies on fish and omega-3 intake that has promise. ...Read more

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Is headache a symptom of menopause ?

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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Is depression a symptom of menopause?

Menapause & depressi: Women going through menapause may develop depression. On the other hand most women going through menapause do not develop depression. Both conditions can develop independently. Most women who become depressed are not going through menapause. ...Read more

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Is having thoughts of suicide a symptom of menopause?

Is having thoughts of suicide a symptom of menopause?

Not directly: Having thoughts of suicide can happen with severe depression, as well as some other psychiatric conditions. Women going through menopause may experience depression. If you are having these thoughts, please see your physician, go to an er, call 911, or the help line at 1-800-273-talk (8255) -- there is help and hope. ...Read more

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Has anyone had disorientation as a symptom of early menopause?

Has anyone had disorientation as a symptom of early menopause?

Is a symptom: Menopause is associated with many symptoms such as mood swings, irritability, memory fog, dizziness, fatigue, depression, poor sleep, hot flashes, increased urine infections. It is important to check for other things such as infections, trauma, migraines (also linked to menopause), vitamin deficiencies, hormone imbalance that can cause these problems. Speak with your doc for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can incontinence be a symptom of menopause? Could my sudden problems with incontinence be related to starting menopause? This is a new problem for me. .

Can incontinence be a symptom of menopause? Could my sudden problems with incontinence be related to starting menopause? This is a new problem for me. 

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Incontinence: The lower estrogen level and simple aging both contribute to bladder issues. The bladder is more irritable and the muscle control is weaker. Do your kegels and get a gyn checkup. ...Read more

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Is depression a symptom of peri menopause?

Is  depression a symptom of peri menopause?

Yes: Mood swings, mood changes, depression and lack of energy are all signs of perimenopause. Sometimes this is due to decreases in metabolism, decreased activity, decreased libido. Sleep disturbances, or lack of sleep can contribute as well. Exercise, at least 30 minutes of cardiovascular at least 5-6 days a week can help. Sometimes women start on an ssri to get through these changes. Consult md. ...Read more

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I get skin stinging in the scalp and skin can this be pri menopause symptom.

I get skin stinging in the scalp and skin can this be pri menopause symptom.

Unlikely: The hormone changes usually don't cause stinging of the skin. Although it can lead to slightly drier skin. I would see your doctor if you are having skin problems. ...Read more

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