Womens Health

Menopause

It will happen to every woman at some point in her lifetime, and yet too often we are embarrassed or afraid to ask questions about that phase of our life so lovingly referred to as "The Change". Well, worry no more. Here you will find a wealth of information on everything you need to know about menopause; from a basic overview to your most specific questions.  Our section on menopause is dedicated to providing you with all of the answers you need to your menopause questions and to ensuring you find the best menopause treatments to help make this time in your life as comfortable as possible.  

Menopause Symptoms And Treatments

First, check out our article on perimenopause

to learn about what to expect from the earliest stage of menopause. Get tips on how to deal with sleep deprivation and find out what causes those the hot flashes as well as what treatment options available.  Menopause treatments have come a long way over the years.  Learn more today . 

For those who are looking to learn about how the female sex hormones estrogen and progesterone are used in treating menopausal symptoms, check our their FAQs pages to find out more. You can also find detailed instruction on how to take hormone replacement therapy (HRT) if you haven’t yet begun treatment.  Also learn more about about the risks and benefits of HRT treatments.  

Menopause Health Risks

If you have already started taking HRT, however, then you’ll want to learn about what you can expect while taking the treatment, such as: vaginal bleeding, high blood pressure, hip fractures, and other ways HRT may put you at risk - especially if you’re going to be on continuous HRT. If you have a medical condition such as fibroids or are at risk for osteoporosis, you will want to find how these conditions may be affected by hormone therapy.

If you are experiencing symptoms of menopause but are looking for alternatives to HRT, see what no prescription and natural treatments are available. Other treatment options that you can find information on are: progesterone cream, testosterone treatment, raloxifene, designer estrogens and androgens.

More Menopause Information

If you have not yet begun menopause but your doctor thinks you should have, check out Inducing Menopause to learn what your options may be. If, on the other hand, you’ve already gone through menopause, but are still experiencing pre-menopausal symptoms such as periods and pms, you will want to check out these articles to find out why.

For a more general outlook, take a look at the Mind & Body Health, Menopause and Mood articles' sections to get an idea of the kinds of changes your body may experience.

And once you’re satisfied you’ve learned enough, test yourself with our Menopause IQ Quiz!

 

 

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laine007
I have not menstruated for five years. I did not and do not take any HRT or any other medications at all. Each month, regularly, the last week of each month for about 10 days I experience PMS symptoms such as bloating, fluid retention, insatiable appetite, weight gain. After a few days into the next month all of the foregoing symptoms disappear. The type of foods I eat do not change; only the amount of the same food. Any input would be greatly appreciated. PS I have developed hay fever over the last two years and use prescription allergy eyedrops for it. Cheers!
2 years ago
ahidakar
I think there needs to be more research conducted on how different foods can help in easing the symptoms of menopause
2 years ago
momsgot3@bellsouth.net
Here is my situation briefly. I go to sleep very easily, and then wake up every two hours without fail. I could set a clock by it. I wake followed by a brief hot flash, then chill, then back to sleep only to know in two hours the same pattern repeats itself. I am 50, post menopausal, not bothered in too many other ways accept this. This pattern is too constant. Something not right, and sleep is not good when it is disturbed. I'm not one to take medication, though I do have ambien to take when necessary. I have wonderful sleeping conditons, and this pattern is too exact for it to be stress. Something my body doing every two hours. Any advice would be welcome.
3 years ago
karennordin
I have been trying for over 2 years trying to get my estrogen at a level where the more serious symptions go away, but each time I start on a Transdermal and it starts working, about 3 months in it seems to quit working and my estrogen levels drop almost in half without changing my regimine. It has happen with lotion once and then a year later with vivelle patch. Any one else have this problem? How do I get to a level without it dropping off again?
3 years ago
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