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    1. 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 ...

    2. 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 ..

    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. 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 ...

    5. 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 .

    6. 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 ...

    7. 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 ...

    8. Menopause and Perimenopause - 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 ...

    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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