Menopause

What is Menopause?

Menopause is technically defined as a woman’s last menstrual period. Most physicians consider a woman to be post-menopausal when she has not menstruated for 12 months.

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What To Expect

You’ve probably heard of common symptoms such as hot flashes, sleep disturbances and night sweats. But there are many others, with each symptom being individual to each woman.  Read More

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Coping With Menopause Naturally

Menopause is a natural event not a disease. But because women now live on average 20-40 years after the end of the reproductive years, estrogen loss at menopause increases the risk of losing bone mass and developing heart disease in the years after menopause. Now it’s time to take charge of your health and make some decisions.  Read More

Treat Your Menopause Symptoms With Soy

Some women try soy as a first line of defense when menopause symptoms first begin. A type of plant estrogen, rich in isoflavones, soy has certain estrogenic effects in the body. There are a number of ways to add soy to your diet, and you don’t need a lot to reap the benefits of the extra isoflavones.  Read More

Take our Hot Flash Assessment to assess the intensity and frequency of your hot flashes and learn how to treat them.  Try The Assessment

The online Menopause Map from the Endocrine Society helps you and your doctor discuss which hormonal and non-hormonal treatments are most effective and safe to relieve your menopause symptoms.  View Menopause Map

Jean Hailes developed the Menopause Algorithm to assist GPs, but it can help you learn more about how doctors assess patients in transition and how they determine management protocols.  Learn More CHECK OUT MORE TOOLS

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Testosterone After Menopause

Changes in sex drive, energy, and outlook may not be inevitable results of aging – they could be a sign of testosterone deficiency. Not interested in sex? This might be a clue there’s a hormonal factor involved.  Read More

Hormone Replacement Therapy: The Basics

You’ve discussed your symptoms and risk factors with your healthcare provider, you’ve done some research, and you’ve decided to take hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Before you take any pills, apply patches, or rub in creams, you need the answers to some questions.  Read More

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Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition in which bones become very weak and can break easily. Often, the first sign of osteoporosis is a bone that cracks, sometimes after just straining or twisting. Because estrogen plays an important part in building new bone, the decline in estrogen starting with menopause leaves many older women at risk for developing osteoporosis.  Read More

Cardiovascular Disease

Common cardiovascular diseases include a narrowing and hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis), chest pain that happens when not enough blood is getting to the heart (angina), heart attack, and stroke.  Read More

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Progesterone for Hot Flashes Shown Heart-Safe

  • Treatment with progesterone, a naturally occurring hormone that has been shown to alleviate severe hot flashes and night sweats in post-menopausal women, poses little or no cardiovascular risk, according to a new study by the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health.

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Did You Know?

More than 50% of menopausal women are estimated to suffer from an ocular condition known as ‘dry eye’. Women with this condition are said to have tear dysfunction characterized by chronic irritation and inflammation.

Quick Tips For Men

It may not have occurred to you that crying, moodiness, and hot flashes experienced by the woman in your life are medical symptoms and not an indication that something is wrong with your relationship.
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