Straight Talk About Menopause
If you've already experienced uncomfortable symptoms, you're not alone -- about 75 percent of women do. The Foundation's Web site discusses these symptoms in detail and provides answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
Introduction to Menopause starts by addressing some myths -- and pointing out that menopause itself carries no serious health risks. However, you should be aware that the risk of heart disease and osteoporosis (thinning of the bone) increases as women age.
The section on Estrogen and Progesterone covers the benefits and concerns of using Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). Although it helps prevent osteoporosis, estrogen therapy is not for everyone, because it has some risks.
If you want to address some specific issues, go to the ThirdAge Menopause: Ask the Experts Forum.