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    1. Menopause and Perimenopause - 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 ...

    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 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 ...

    4. Primary Ovarian Insufficiency - 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 ...

    5. 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 ...

    6. Menopause and Perimenopause - Home Treatment

      The years just before and after menopause (perimenopause and postmenopause) are an especially important time of your life to treat your body well. If you haven't been, now is the time to start. If you smoke, stop smoking to reduce hot flashes and long - term health risks.Exercise regularly to promote both physical and emotional health. Practice daily meditative breathing exercises to reduce hot ..

    7. Menopause and Perimenopause - 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 ...

    8. 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 ..

    9. Antidepressants for Hot Flashes

      Drug details for Antidepressants for hot flashes.

    10. 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.

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