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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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Understanding Menopause -- the Basics

Menopause simply means the end of menstruation for one year. As a woman ages, there is a gradual decline in the function of her ovaries and the production of estrogen. Around the time a woman turns 40, this process speeds up. This transition is known as perimenopause. Women typically menstruate for the last time at about 50 years of age. A few stop menstruating as young as 40, and a very small percentage as late as 60. Women who smoke tend to go through menopause a few years earlier than nonsmokers...

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Treatment for menopause symptoms may include:

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Last Updated: April 30, 2013
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