Premature Menopause Directory
In the U.S., the average age of onset for "natural" menopause is 51. However, because of genetics, illness, or medical procedures, some women go through menopause before the age of 40. Menopause that occurs before this age, whether natural or induced, is known as premature menopause. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about premature menopause, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.
WebMD provides an overview of premature menopause, including its symptoms and diagnosis.
Depression Effects on Women: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments
WebMD explains how depression in women is treated during various stages of her life, including pregnancy and menopause.
Cancer, Premature Menopause, and Infertility
Treatment for cancer can result in premature menopause and infertility. WebMD helps you understand how treatment will affect you and ways you can preserve fertility.
Breast Cancer and Menopause
WebMD looks at the link between breast cancer and menopause.
Changing Hormones and Mood Swings: What You Can Do
From PMS to perimenopause and on into menopause, hormonal ups and downs can wreak havoc on a woman's life. WebMD asked several top experts for advice on how women can take control and feel better fast. See how you can escape the horror hormones cause.
From WebMD the Magazine: At age 58, Susan Sarandon has maintained her health and beauty - without resorting to the cosmetic surgery that is sometimes used by her Hollywood peers. The actress spoke to WebMD Magazine about her approach to staying healthy and looking young.
Menopause and Dry, Itchy Skin
Dealing with dry, itchy skin at menopause? Find out why -- and get simple tips for smoother skin.
Treating Menopause's Secret Symptom
Most people are aware that women approaching menopause can face a myriad of symptoms, including hot flashes, mood swings, and trouble with memory. The symptom you may not have heard about is atrophic vaginitis, a common condition that can have a major impact on intimate relationships and overall quality of life. It's nothing to be ashamed of, and there are many effective treatments.
Pregnancy & Menopause
Ob-Gyn Laura Corio discusses whether birth control is still needed by women going through menopause.
What Are Bioidentical Hormones?
Laura Corio, MD, explains bioidentical hormones.
Exercise & Menopause
Ob-Gyn Laura Corio talks about the importance of exercise during menopause.
Understanding Bone Density
Laura Corio, MD, talks about bone density concerns for menopausal women.