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I think I am starting to have symptoms of menopause. What should I do?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Natural part of life
Approach menopause the way we approach puberty.
It is a natural part of our lives and best dealt with through healthy diet and exercise and not with medications. In fact, puberty and menopause are mirror images of each other in the reproductive life of a women.

In brief: Natural part of life
Approach menopause the way we approach puberty.
It is a natural part of our lives and best dealt with through healthy diet and exercise and not with medications. In fact, puberty and menopause are mirror images of each other in the reproductive life of a women.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
On the other hand, some consider early menopause as a "dirty trick" that nature plays on one because they can no longer reproduce. Some times premenopause or menopause causes severe symptoms that can be helped with various treatments. Good idea to talk to doctors who help women with hormonal prolms.
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Educate yourself
Learn about the pros and cons of hormone therapy.
Schedule an appointment to discuss what you've learned with your Gyn. During early menopause hormones have many benefits. Only you can decide whats best for you.

In brief: Educate yourself
Learn about the pros and cons of hormone therapy.
Schedule an appointment to discuss what you've learned with your Gyn. During early menopause hormones have many benefits. Only you can decide whats best for you.
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
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Dr. Shira Miller
Internal Medicine
In brief: Menopause Doctor
In menopause the ovaries are no longer producing both estrogen (estradiol) and progesterone, which are potent female hormones.
Every cell in a woman's body has estrogen and Progesterone receptors, not just the reproductive system, so the entire body suffers once in menopause. Find an integrative medicine doctor who specializes in menopause. They are best trained to prescribe bioidentical hrt.

In brief: Menopause Doctor
In menopause the ovaries are no longer producing both estrogen (estradiol) and progesterone, which are potent female hormones.
Every cell in a woman's body has estrogen and Progesterone receptors, not just the reproductive system, so the entire body suffers once in menopause. Find an integrative medicine doctor who specializes in menopause. They are best trained to prescribe bioidentical hrt.
Dr. Shira Miller
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Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Talk to your doctor!
Based on what you are saying the most common side effect is hot flashes.
Also, women present with irregular bleeding, mood changes, sleep changes, vaginal dryness and recurrent vaginal infections. These can all be treated in hormonal and non-hormonal ways. Do not panic and talk with your doctor about options and approach this based on symptoms that you are trying to treat!

In brief: Talk to your doctor!
Based on what you are saying the most common side effect is hot flashes.
Also, women present with irregular bleeding, mood changes, sleep changes, vaginal dryness and recurrent vaginal infections. These can all be treated in hormonal and non-hormonal ways. Do not panic and talk with your doctor about options and approach this based on symptoms that you are trying to treat!
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Dr. Timothy Raichle
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