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10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Menopause

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Since you've recently been diagnosed with menopause, ask your doctor these questions at your next visit.

1. What, if any, treatment do I need for menopause?

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2. Is hormone replacement therapy right for me? What are the side effects, and how can I deal with them?

3. How will menopause affect my sex life?

4. How does menopause affect other diseases or conditions I have?

5. Does menopause increase my risk for other conditions? What tests or screenings should I have now, and how often?

6. Are there any medications, supplements, or natural remedies you recommend?

7. Should I make any changes to my diet?

8. How much and what kinds of exercise should I be doing?

9. Are there other lifestyle habits that could be especially helpful for me?

10. How long does menopause typically last, and how will I know when it's over?

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Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson, MD, FACOG on October 17, 2014
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