Irregular periods, tender breasts and bad PMS? Could it be perimenopause? Our women’s health expert helps sort out what this change is and is not.
Are hot flashes bad for your health? Does menopause change your voice? Will a thyroid condition mask hot flashes? What about if you’ve had a hysterectomy — do you need to know when menopause begins? Get the answers to these and other puzzling menopause-related questions.
Find the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our series, “The Short Answer.” Women’s Health specialist Lynn Simpson, MD, answers this one about hot flashes.
If you’re experiencing the symptoms of menopause, you might be tempted to try soy-based foods or herbal supplements to get relief. But do these so-called plant-based therapies really work?
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Many women who are in their 40s wonder whether they are in perimenopause. Chances are good that they are if they are experiencing hot flashes, night sweats or irregular menstrual periods.
Discover the most common symptoms of menopause, from hallmark hot flashes to skin and hair changes. Then get our expert’s recommendations on hormone therapy and other solutions.
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