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What can I do to improve mood swings from menopause?
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Getting enough sleep and staying physically active may help prevent mood swings. You can also try learning new techniques to deal with stress, like meditating or journaling. If you need somebody to talk to, consider joining a support group or seeing a therapist. Read More
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Can hormone therapy (HT) help treat menopause symptoms?
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For females with a uterus, HT involves the hormones estrogen and progestin. Women who don’t have a uterus anymore use estrogen alone. Most of the estrogen prescribed is bioidentical estradiol and is delivered through the skin. HT can be very effective at relieving moderate to severe menopausal symptoms and preventing hip fractures. However, HT isn’t […] Read More
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Sex has become painful since menopause. What can I do?
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The pain you are experiencing during sex can happen due to vaginal dryness associated with declining estrogen levels during menopause. Talk to your doctor about possible causes of painful intercourse. There are special lubricants you can try to relieve the symptoms. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for a suggestion. There are also local estrogen treatments […] Read More
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Do women have sexual issues after menopause?
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Yes, problems with sexual function occur in women of all ages. These include difficulties with sexual interest, arousal, orgasm function, and pain. Read More
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Does menopause increase the risk of heart disease?
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Yes. After menopause, women are more likely to have cardiovascular problems, like heart attacks and strokes. Changes in estrogen levels may be part of the cause, but so is getting older. That’s because as you get older, you may gain weight and develop other health conditions that increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. Ask your […] Read More
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Does menopause cause bone loss?
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Lower estrogen around the time of menopause leads to bone loss in women. Bone loss can cause bones to weaken, which can cause bones to break more easily. When bones weaken a lot, the condition is called osteoporosis. To keep the bones strong, women need weight-bearing exercise, such as walking, climbing stairs, or using weights. […] Read More
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How can I prevent hot flashes?
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Avoid triggers, such as:  •          Spicy foods; •           Alcohol; •           Caffeine; •           Stress. Keep a fan at home or in your workplace, and try taking slow and deep breaths when you feel a hot flash starting. Read More
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Can a hysterectomy cause menopause?
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A woman who had a hysterectomy, but kept her ovaries, does not have menopause right away. Because the uterus is removed, you no longer have periods and cannot get pregnant. However, your ovaries might still make hormones, so you might not have other signs of menopause. Later on, you might have natural menopause a year […] Read More
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Why do menopause symptoms occur?
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Every woman experiences menopause differently. Some women may not experience any noticeable symptoms, while others may feel as if they are experiencing every listed symptom of menopause. Symptoms can last for a few months or for several years and are caused by changes in the female hormones estrogen and progesterone.  Recent studies show that 15% […] Read More
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What are the symptoms of menopause?
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The hormone changes that happen around menopause affect every woman differently. Some of these changes may lead to:   •          Irregular periods; •           Hot flashes; •           Troubled sleeping; •           Vaginal dryness; •           Sexual problems; •           Mood changes; •           Forgetfulness; •           Weight gain; •           Headaches; •           Joint aches and pain. Read More

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