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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. Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Right for You?

    WebMD offers a simple quiz to help you determine if hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is right for you.

  3. Menopause and Perimenopause - Medications

    Recent studies have changed how health professionals use hormone therapy after menopause. For a long time, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) was thought to protect against heart disease and dementia. However, studies now show that HRT use can cause serious health problems. After 1 or more years of HRT use, a small number of women using HRT have a heart attack, stroke, or blood clot in a deep ...

  4. 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 .

  5. Menopause and Perimenopause - Treatment Overview

    Menopause is a natural change that doesn't require treatment. However, symptoms of hormonal change can be difficult. If you have insomnia, mood swings, hot flashes, cloudy thinking, heavy menstrual periods, or other menopause symptoms, treatment can help you manage this transition more comfortably. As you review your options, consider the following: Healthy lifestyle habits will help you reduce ..

  6. Menopause and Perimenopause - Exams and Tests

    You and your health professional can tell whether you are in perimenopause based on your age, your history of menstrual periods, your symptoms, and the results of your pelvic exam. If possible, bring a calendar or journal of your menstrual period and symptoms.If you have severe symptoms before or after menopause, if your health professional suspects another medical condition, or if you have a ...

  7. Antidepressants for Hot Flashes

    Drug details for Antidepressants for hot flashes.

  8. 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

  9. 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 ...

  10. Emotions and Menopause - Topic Overview

    The transition to postmenopause is a normal part of the aging process. It is also a time of physical changes. You can expect some emotional responses to these changes,both positive and negative. Menopause does not create serious emotional issues for most women. Many women celebrate a sense of freedom from birth control concerns and menstrual bleeding. Often women find this time of life ...

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