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  1. Estrogen Therapy (ET)

    Drug details for Estrogen replacement therapy (ERT).

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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

  5. 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,

  6. 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 ...

  7. Dilation and Curettage (D&C) for Bleeding During Menopause

    Dilation and curettage (DandC) is a surgical procedure used to locate and treat the cause of sudden, heavy bleeding.

  8. 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 .

  9. 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 ..

  10. Hot Flashes and Menopause - Topic Overview

    A hot flash is a sudden sensation of intense body heat,often with profuse sweating and reddening of the head,neck,and chest. These symptoms can occur with mild to severe heart palpitations,anxiety,irritability and,rarely,panic. Hot flashes are the most common symptom of a woman's changing estrogen levels around the time of her last menstrual period ( menopause ). The biochemical cause ...

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