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Do I Need to See a Doctor for Menopause?

The question of whether or not to see a doctor for menopause leads to questions about quality of life. Not every woman experiences menopause the same way. While some studies have shown that 80% of women undergoing menopause reported no decrease in quality of life, menopause research is limited, especially in minority populations. You should

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Should I Be Worried about Premature Menopause?

Typically, most women will begin to experience pre-menopause symptoms in their 40s and 50s and complete menopause in the same timeframe. Sometimes, these symptoms can begin even earlier than age 40 due to premature menopause. Premature menopause, linked to premature ovarian failure (POF), means that these women no longer release an egg each month during

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The Five Menopause Symptoms You Won’t See Coming

The hot flash might be the most well-known symptom of menopause, but there are a number of other menopause symptoms that women may find surprising. Menopause is a natural process that typically begins in your 40s or 50s when periods stop and a woman is no longer fertile. The experience of going through menopause can

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Menopause FAQs by PGOMG

Menopause can be a difficult transition for women since this period in a woman’s life can bring unpleasant symptoms like hot flashes, mood swings, sleep troubles and more. For many, the terms “menopause” and “hot flash” are practically synonymous, but this does little to educate or spread understanding about the experience of menopause, how it

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May Is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month

The health of our bones is something many of us take for granted. We assume that our bones will always be there for us – that they will remain strong as long as we need them, with little thought or effort on our behalf. However, as we age, our bones require just as much care

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Women’s Health Checklist: Stay Healthy at Any Age

For a woman, staying healthy at any age means taking full responsibility for her own health and well-being. Of course, this translates into a balanced lifestyle involving diet and exercise, but there are some things that you’ll need a doctor’s help and advice for (every so often). In order to clear up any misconceptions you

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Menopause Management: 3 Tips to Survive Your Next Hot Flash

Around age forty through fifty is the time when women typically end their menstrual period and move into menopause. On the one hand, women no longer have to deal with menstruation once a month. On the other hand, menopause comes with its own often unpleasant side effects. A very common condition that women experience during

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Let’s Talk About Menopause: Symptoms and Treatment

First, the basics: menopause is a natural, biological process that begins when there are less than 10,000 eggs left in the ovaries. It is defined as twelve months after a women’s last menstrual period. The average age in which a woman begins menopause in the United States is fifty-one, but women can begin menopause at

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