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  1. 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 ..

  2. 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 ...

  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. Clonidine for Treating Hot Flashes

    Drug details for Clonidine for treating hot flashes.

  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. Gabapentin for Hot Flashes

    Drug details for Gabapentin for hot flashes.

  7. Menopause Guide - Topic Overview

    Black cohosh,also known as black snakeroot or bugbane,is a medicinal root. It is used to treat women's hormone-related symptoms,including premenstrual syndrome (PMS),menstrual cramps,and menopausal symptoms. Black cohosh contains potent phytochemicals that have an effect on the endocrine system. How it works is not yet clear. Black cohosh is widely used in the United States,Australia,...

  8. 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 ..

  9. 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 ..

  10. 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 ...

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