Home Menopause Testing Kits: Are They Worth It?
Could a home test tell if you are in menopause? It's unlikely. Learn more from WebMD about what this test can tell you, if anything.
Getting the Most From Your Doctor’s Appointment
An appointment with a doctor can be short, confusing, and intimidating. WebMD offers tips for getting the most out of your visit so that you can become your best health advocate.
How to Choose a Doctor
The relationship you have with your doctor is important. Here are tips from WebMD for choosing a new physician.
Thyroid and Menopause: Confusing the Symptoms
The symptoms of menopause and thyroid problems can be similar. WebMD tells you how doctors distinguish between the two.
Your Guide to Menopause
WebMD helps answer your questions about what to expect before, during, and after menopause.
10 Questions for Your Doctor About Sex and Menopause
Don't let menopause derail your life -- or your love life. Learn what to ask your doctor, how to manage symptoms, and how to keep your sex drive in gear.
Menopause and Perimenopause - Health Tools
Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Should I use estrogen replacement therapy (ERT) after a hysterectomy and oophorectomy? Should I use hormone replacement therapy (HRT)?Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health ...
Menopause Guide - Cause
Natural and expected hormone changes cause perimenopause, menopause, and postmenopause.PerimenopauseAs you age, your body begins the natural sequence of changes that eventually bring an end to your menstrual cycle (menopause). The number and quality of your eggs decline, hormone levels fluctuate, and your menstrual cycle becomes less predictable. This time of unpredictable change is called ...
Menopause and Perimenopause - Other Treatment
Because of concern about hormone replacement therapy (HRT) health risks, many women have turned to alternative medicine for menopause symptom relief. As part of a stepwise treatment approach, you can consider using one or more of the following options for preventing or treating symptoms before trying prescription medications or hormones. The meditative breathing exercise called paced respiration .
Menopause and Perimenopause - Topic Overview
What are menopause, perimenopause, and postmenopause?Menopause is the milestone in every woman's life that marks the end of her reproductive years. When you have had no menstrual periods for 1 year, you have reached menopause. While the average age of menopause is around 50, every woman's body has its own unique timeline. Some women stop menstruating in their mid - 40s, and others continue well ..