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How might you lose weight when you hit menopause?

Caloric restriction: And exercise assuming you have no abnormal medcial conditions like undiagnosed hypothyroidism, as we all get older our metabolism slows. ...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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Could you tell me what happens to your sex life once you hit menopause?

Could you tell me what happens to your sex life once you hit menopause?

Variable: Some women have decreased desire for sex; others have an increase. Some have decreased vaginal lubrication, which can be corrected with external lubricants. Most women continue to have sex without difficulty. ...Read more

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Why would my period come back if I have already hit menopause for about a year now?

Why would my period come back if I have already hit menopause for about a year now?

Text book: Text book definition is that a woman can be considered in menopause, when she is near the age of menopause (older than 40) and has not had a period for a year. However, exceptions prove the rule could be one explanation for reoccurring bleeding after more than a year. If that is not the case, which nobody can know, something could be going on that needs to be investigated by a gynecologist. ...Read more

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Melasma I have an extreme case of melasma. I have used retin-a and hydroquinone for years and since i hit menopause it has dramatically worsened. I have been using mdsolarsciences SPF 50+ of late (everything else prior), SPF sun hat, and SPF face shield

Melasma I have an extreme case of melasma.  I have used retin-a and hydroquinone for years and since i hit menopause it has dramatically worsened.  I have been using mdsolarsciences SPF 50+ of late (everything else prior), SPF sun hat, and SPF face shield

Chronic : Chronic melasma is difficult to treat. I recommend elta md sunscreen (zinc oxide based), obagi (a skin care system that contains skin fading creams), retin-a, and a series of vitalize peels. Read more about obagi, vitalize peel, and elta md at the link below. I hope that helps a little! ...Read more

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What is menopause?

What is menopause?

End of one's period: Menopause is defined as the absence of menstruation (one's period) for a year. The ovaries have stop releasing eggs (ovulating), and estrogen and Progesterone levels fall off as well. One's period becomes intermittent, vaginal bleeding becomes irregular, and then stops, all over a course of several months. Symptoms include hot flashes, mood and sleep changes, thinning hair, less full breasts. ...Read more

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What is menopause like?

What is menopause like?

Many changes: Most women experience some combination of symptoms including: menstrual irregularities, irritability, mood changes, sleep disturbances, hot flushes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, and decreased libido. In no particular order or timing. Earliest symptoms can start up to 10 years before menoause. ...Read more

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When does menopause end?

When does menopause end?

It doesn't: Menopause is a life stage after which follicle development and estrogen/progesterone production in the ovary ends. It is lifelong. However, menopausal symptoms (like hot flashes) may dissipate after about five years. Other symptoms, such as vaginal dryness, may persist. ...Read more

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Why does menopause occur?

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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When does menopause occur?

When does menopause occur?

Average 50: It partly depends on family history, but somewhere around age 50. ...Read more

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