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What long-term health problems are tied to menopause?

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After menopause, women are more likely to have:

  • Osteoporosis
  • Heart disease
  • A poorly working bladder and bowel
  • Greater risk of Alzheimer's disease
  • Poor skin elasticity (increased wrinkling)
  • Poor muscle power and tone
  • Some weakening in vision, such as from cataracts (clouding of the lens of the eye) and macular degeneration (breakdown of the tiny spot in the center of the retina that is the center of vision)

From: Menopause WebMD Medical Reference

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The Food and Drug Administration.

The North American Menopause Association.

The National Institute on Aging.

Lund, KJ.  September 2008. Med Clin North Am,

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on August 4, 2018

SOURCES:

The Food and Drug Administration.

The North American Menopause Association.

The National Institute on Aging.

Lund, KJ.  September 2008. Med Clin North Am,

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on August 4, 2018

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