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    It's Not Your Mother's Menopause

    Get ready for today's modern, more optimistic approach to life during -- and after -- menopause

    Ease Symptoms of Menopause: Modern Medicine

    At some point, you may want to talk to your doctor about medical treatment.

    • Symptom Relief. Hormone therapy is the most effective way to ease symptoms of hot flashes and vaginal dryness and make it easier to get through the day. Talk to your doctor about the benefits and risks. Other treatments may also be available.
    • Boosting Sex Drive. Estrogen creams and non-estrogen prescription medications may ease vaginal dryness and ease painful sex, but there's still no perfect medical solution to fix your sex drive. Be patient and communicate with your partner.
    • Sleep difficulty. Talk with your doctor about sleep aids.
    • Osteoporosis Prevention. Your doctor may do tests to figure out how dense your bones are and the chances that you can get a fracture. The doctor may suggest bone-building medication based on those test results.

    Life After Menopause

    You may hear and read a lot about menopause, from symptom relief to life after it's over. There are all kinds of ways to educate yourself, including online resources, your friends, and your doctors.

    Don't let menopause knock you out. With exercise, diet, symptom treatment, and great support, you can easily tackle this new -- and temporary -- life phase.

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    Reviewed on November 04, 2013

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