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  1. Your Health in Postmenopause

    Postmenopause is a great time for most women, but they are at higher risk for certain health conditions, such as osteoporosis. Learn more from WebMD about health care in postmenopause.

  2. Menopause Guide - Topic Overview

    Wild yam and progesterone creams are available without a prescription and are marketed for relieving perimenopausal symptoms caused by "estrogen dominance." Some women report finding relief with these products. Wild yam. Although wild yam cream is marketed as a source of natural progesterone,it does not contain progesterone,and the body cannot convert it into progesterone. 1 Progesterone ...

  3. Menopause and Perimenopause - What Happens

    In your late 30s, your egg supply begins to decline in number and quality. As a result, your hormone production changes-you may notice a shortened menstrual cycle and some premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms that you didn't have before.Perimenopause As your egg supply continues to decline, your ovulation and menstruation become irregular. This can start as early as your late 30s or as late as ...

  4. Menopause and Perimenopause - When to Call a Doctor

    During perimenopause or postmenopause, call your health professional about:Menstrual periods that are unusually heavy, irregular, or prolonged (1½ to 2 times longer than normal).Bleeding between menstrual periods, when periods have been regular.Renewed bleeding after having no periods for 6 months or more.Unexplained bleeding while you are taking hormones.Perimenopause symptoms, such as insomnia,

  5. Low-Dose Vaginal Estrogen for Dryness and Atrophy

    Drug details for Low-dose vaginal estrogen for dryness and atrophy.

  6. Estrogen Therapy (ET)

    Drug details for Estrogen replacement therapy (ERT).

  7. Menopause and Perimenopause - Symptoms

    Although some women have few or no menopause symptoms, most women do. Similarly, while some women have mild symptoms, others find that their sleep, daily life, and sense of well - being are severely affected. Menopause symptoms eventually subside when hormone levels even out. Postmenopause changes are normal signs of low estrogen and typically continue over time. Signs and symptoms of ...

  8. Menopause Guide - Topic Overview

    Soy is high in isoflavones. Isoflavones are a type of phytoestrogen. Phytoestrogens are chemicals found in plants that work like estrogens. In some ways,the human body can use them like estrogens. 1 Are soy isoflavones effective? Osteoporosis. Eating lots of soy may help keep your bones strong,especially in the first 10 years after menopause. 2 (This is when your estrogen level drops and ...

  9. Menopause: Managing Hot Flashes

    Most women experience hot flashes at some point before or after menopause, when their estrogen levels are declining. While some women have few to no hot flashes, others have them numerous times per day. If hot flashes are disrupting your sleep or daily life, you are no doubt looking for relief. Fortunately, you have a number of self - care and medical treatment options that can help you manage you

  10. Clonidine for Treating Hot Flashes

    Drug details for Clonidine for treating hot flashes.

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