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    Menopause and Perimenopause - Treatment Overview

    Menopause is a natural part of aging. But symptoms can be difficult for some women.

    If you have trouble sleeping, mood swings, hot flashes, cloudy thinking, heavy menstrual periods, or other symptoms, treatment can help you get through this time more comfortably.

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    Your Guide to Menopause

    Menopause is the end of a woman's menstrual cycle and fertility. It happens when: Your ovaries no longer make estrogen and progesterone, two hormones needed for fertility. Your periods have stopped for 1 year. Menopause happens naturally with age. But it can also stem from surgery, treatment of a disease, or an illness. In these cases it’s called induced or surgical menopause, or premature ovarian failure.

    Read the Your Guide to Menopause article > >

    Treatment for menopause symptoms may include:

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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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