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Menopause and Perimenopause - Home Treatment

A healthy lifestyle can help you manage menopause symptoms. It can also help lower your risk for heart disease, osteoporosis, and other long-term health problems.

To manage hot flashes, try keeping your environment cool, dressing in layers, and managing stress.

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To improve vaginal dryness and muscle tone, try using a vaginal lubricant and doing Kegel exercises regularly.

    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http:// cancer .gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.

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    Last Updated: March 12, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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