Menopause

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What is Menopause?

Menopause is the natural end to menstruation (monthly periods). Most American women experience this around the age of 50. However, some women can experience menopause as early as 40 years old or as late as 60 years old. If menopause occurs prior to age 40, this is thought to be abnormal and is called premature menopause.

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PCPs Must Know More About Menopause
By Third Age

According to Susan G. Kornstein, MD, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Women's Health, "It is essential that new curricula be developed to train internists in the core competencies needed to Read more →
A New Way to Zap Hot Flashes
By janefarrell2

A newly developed program can help women fight obesity and reduce health risks in just five visits, according to a new study. The finding was published in Menopause, the journal of The North American Read more →
Successful Approaches to Stopping HRT
By Third Age

Many women will try to stop using hormone pills and patches intended to control menopausal symptoms but fail because the symptoms return, according to Katherine Newton, PhD at the University of Read more →

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Learn what Menopause is
What It Is
Learn the basics of this condition. Find out what you're dealing with.
Menopause Causes
Causes
What causes Menopause? Learn what the medical community has uncovered.
Menopause Risk Factors
Risk Factors
Are you at risk of getting Menopause? Inside you'll find known risk factors for the condition.
Menopause Diagnosis
Diagnosis
How will your doctor diagnose you with this condition? Learn about the tests, process, and more.
Menopause Symptoms
Symptoms
What are the Menopause symptoms? Are you showing any? Learn more today.
Menopause Complications
Complications
Can this condition lead to other health problems? Learn more about the known complications.

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Screening for Menopause
Screening
Learn more about the specific tests or exams given by your doctor to screen for Menopause.
Menopause Medications
Medications
What medications offer relief or help with this condition? Are there side effects? Risks? Learn more.
Menopause Prevention
Prevention
How can you prevent Menopause? Read what the medical community suggests for prevention methods.
Menopause Treatment
Treatment
Can this condition be treated? What Menopause treatment options are available?
Menopause Care
Care
Learn more about the day to day care of this condition. Changes to your activity, diet, exercise, and more.
Menopause Doctors
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