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    1. 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 ...

    2. 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 ...

    3. 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,

    4. 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 ...

    5. 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 ..

    6. 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 ...

    7. 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 ...

    8. 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 ..

    9. Causes of Premature Menopause

      Premature menopause is menopause that happens before the age of 40 — whether it is natural or induced. Women who enter menopause early get symptoms similar to those of natural menopause, like hot flashes, emotional problems, vaginal dryness, and decreased sex drive.

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