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  1. 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 ..

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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.

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Clonidine for Treating Hot Flashes

    Drug details for Clonidine for treating hot flashes.

  8. 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,

  9. 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 ...

  10. Hormone Therapy (HT)

    Drug details for Hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

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