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    1. Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Right for Me?

      If you’re having bothersome menopause symptoms, you might be wondering if there’s any way to get relief. The answer: Probably. And hormone replacement therapy -- also called HRT, or hormone therapy -- might be able to help. HRT is female hormones that replace the ones your body no longer makes after

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    2. It's Not Your Mother's Menopause

      Hot flashes. Sleepless nights. Weight gain. Pain during sex. Although the symptoms of menopause don’t change from generation to generation, treatment does. Today’s care is made for all of you -- body and mind. “Research in the last 5 years has changed our approach. The focus used to be on counting h

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    3. Low Sex Drive? Here's a Menopause Makeover

      You can feel just as sexy after menopause as you did in the decades before. You can have great sex, too. If your sex drive slows, think of it as a speed bump, not a stop sign. Here's a roadmap. Low sex drive may be the No. 1 sex complaint among midlife women. Though not all women feel it, it's norma

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    4. Hormone Replacement Therapy: Benefits and Risks

      Many women say hot flashes and night sweats are the worst menopause symptoms. They can steal your sleep and wreak havoc on your waking hours, too. The sudden heat, which usually lasts from 30 seconds to 10 minutes, can make your heart pound, leave you red in the face and chest, and wake you up drenc

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    5. Guys' Guide to Menopause

      Menopause isn't just a rough time for women -- it's also hard for the men who love them. If your spouse or partner is in the throes of "the change," unpleasant symptoms like hot flashes and mood swings will probably affect you and your relationship. In a recent survey, 38% of men said their wife's n

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    6. Quitting Hormone Replacement Therapy

      If you’ve been on hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for a while to relieve menopause symptoms, you may be wondering, what now? Should you stop taking it? If so, when? And how do you go about it? If you are healthy, most experts agree that HRT is safe to use at the lowest dose that helps for the shor

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    7. When Will You Reach Menopause?

      It’s a question many women wonder about, especially if you’re thinking about planning a family and your 20s are but a distant memory. How many more years of fertility might you have, and how much longer will it be before you start experiencing “the change?” Here's what does -- and does not influence

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    8. Menopause and Sweating

      Intense heat starts in your chest and rises to your neck and head. Beads of sweat grow until perspiration run down your face. It’s a hot flash due to menopause, and it’s a loooong five minutes until it passes. Multiply that by 20 or 30 and you can call it a day. Doctors theorize that hot flashes and

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    9. Oh, Do You Know the Muffin Top?

      Ask any woman about her least favorite body part, and most of us will point to our middles. And in my experience, bellies can become especially anxiety-provoking when excess fat spills over the top of our jeans. Yes, the dreaded "muffin top." Any woman can get a muffin top. But women are more likely

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    10. HRT: Where Are We Now?

      A few years ago, the use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) looked like a medical mess. For decades, women were told that HRT -- usually a combination of estrogen and progestin -- was good for them during and after menopause. Then the 2002 results of the Women's Health Initiative study seemed to s

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