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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. It's Not Your Mother's Menopause

    Menopause symptoms, like hot flashes and drop in sex drive, haven't changed. But the way women deal with menopause has. "Women are becoming more accepting of the physical and emotional challenges that are associated with menopause and accepting them as natural, transitional changes," says Karen Gibl

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  4. Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Right for You?

    Treatments for menopause symptoms have come and gone. Once, hormone therapy was the second most prescribed drug in the U.S. Then in 2002, a major study found problems and doctors backed off prescribing it. Now you hear a lot about both hormonal and nonhormonal treatments for menopause, including bio

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Menopause and Dry Skin: The Hormone Connection

    Every woman in menopause knows about the infamous hot flashes. Most are familiar with the night sweats. But dry skin at menopause, too? How did that happen? The answer is simple: Hormones, specifically estrogen. It turns out that the same hormone behind so many of your body's changes may be responsi

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  9. 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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  10. Menopause: Is There Life Beyond Hormone Replacement Therapy?

    Menopause gets a bad rap, but there is an upside. A major, essential, glorious one, says Renzie Richardson, a 51-year-old human resources consultant from Cumming, Ga. “I was definitely happy not to have a period anymore. That in itself was a celebration.” Still, the wider ramifications of going thro

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