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  1. Emotions and Menopause - 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. Gabapentin for Hot Flashes

    Drug details for Gabapentin for hot flashes.

  3. Clonidine for Treating Hot Flashes

    Drug details for Clonidine for treating hot flashes.

  4. 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 ...

  5. Antidepressants for Hot Flashes

    Drug details for Antidepressants for hot flashes.

  6. 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 ...

  7. Breast Cancer and Menopause

    WebMD looks at the link between breast cancer and menopause.

  8. Menopause and Hot Flashes

    WebMD explains one of the most common symptoms of menopause -- hot flashes.

  9. 8 Causes of Night Sweats

    Besides menopause, what are other common causes of night sweats? Find out now.

  10. Premature Ovarian Failure - Topic Overview

    This topic contains information about loss of ovarian function before age 40. If you want information about the normal loss of ovarian function around age 50 or about symptoms in the few years before it, see the topic:Menopause and Perimenopause.What is premature ovarian failure?Premature ovarian failure occurs when your ovaries-which store and release eggs-stop working before age 40. You may ...

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