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    1. 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 ...

    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 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 ..

    4. Soy for Menopause Symptoms - 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. Primary Ovarian Insufficiency - 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 ...

    6. 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 ...

    7. Soy for Menopause Symptoms - 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 ...

    8. 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 ...

    9. Primary Ovarian Insufficiency - Frequently Asked Questions

      Learning about menopause:What are perimenopause, menopause, and postmenopause?What causes menopause?What are the symptoms of perimenopause, menopause, and postmenopause?What kinds of hormone changes are happening during perimenopause and postmenopause?What are the positives and negatives of a low estrogen level after menopause?Who is affected by menopause?Being diagnosed:When do I need to see my .

    10. 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 ..

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