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Menopause Mood Swings - Causes and Coping
Mood swings are one of the most bothersome menopause symptoms. You can cope more easily if you figure out why you are having mood swings.

The Most Common Menopause Symptoms
Menopause symptoms can include everything from menstrual irregularities and hot flashes to memory loss. Learn what's common, serious, and unusual.

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The Facts on Flaxseed and Menopause: Help or Hindrance?
Flaxseed is shown to decrease the number and severity of hot flashes after six weeks of taking flaxseed daily. Learn if the results are conclusive.

Lab Testing for Menopause Hormones
Identifying menopause through lab testing is not as easy as one might expect. Learn which lab tests, along with symptoms, can help diagnose menopause.

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Pollution and Heart Disease
Some research links heart disease to pollution in postmenopausal women. Learn how to reduce your risk and keep your heart safe.

Change of Life Baby: Is Pregnancy Possible During Perimenopause?
A change of life baby is very possible. Find out why, and get answers to your many questions about the risks of getting pregnant during menopause.

Endorphins and Their Role in Menopause
Endorphins play a role in menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and mood swings. The good news is that women can do things to increase endorphins.

5 Causes of Mood Problems in Menopause
Many women complain of mood swings during menopause. Here are 5 reasons for mood disturbances during menopause, and information about seeking help.

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5 Tips For Taking Herbal Remedies for Menopause Symptoms
Herbal remedies are common as alternatives to estrogen for menopause symptoms. It's important to be safe when using them.

Supporting Your Partner During Menopause
When your wife or partner is going through menopause, what are the best ways to help her out? Find suggestions for spouses to be supportive.

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How to Talk to Your Doctor About Menopause Symptoms
Do you feel comfortable talking to your doctor about menopause symptoms? Learn how to choose a doctor and ask the difficult questions about your symptoms.

Natural Remedies for Menopause That Actually Work
Learn about natural and lifestyle remedies for common menopause symptoms like memory problems, weight gain, high cholesterol, and vaginal issues.

Vaginal Dryness: Symptoms and Treatment
If vaginal dryness or other symptoms of vaginal atrophy are causing you discomfort during menopause, there are several treatment options available to help.

Diagnosis of Menopause
The diagnosis of menopause is usually made by menstrual and medical history, but sometimes may be made with the use of lab values. Learn what they mean here.

Vasomotor Symptoms in Menopause
Vasomotor symptoms of menopause are hot flashes or night sweats that result from hormonal fluctuations. Up to 80 percent of menopausal women have them.

Hot Flash Treatments
How to treat hot flashes with estrogen, bioidentical estrogen, estrogen alternatives, soy, black cohosh, brisdelle.

Three Steps to Control Your Weight in Menopause
Weight gain is common menopause but there are things you can do to control your weight. Three important tips are provided.

Compounded Hormone Therapy: Survey Questions Safety
This survey from the North American Menopause Society about compounding hormones explains who uses them and the risks involved.

Compounded Hormone Therapy: Results from a Survey
The North American Menopause Society conducted a survey on postmenopausal women and their estrogen and other hormone therapy usage. Read all about it.

Perimenopause Symptoms and Definitions
Menstrual changes, hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, mood changes, and vaginal changes are common in the time leading up to menopause.

Perimenopause Symptoms and Other Changes
Learn about the changes that occur in perimenopause to menopause, along with the common symptoms, and if you can still get pregnant.

Estrogen Helps Prevent Belly Fat in Menopause
Low estrogen causes fat to migrate to your belly. Learn more about the results of a study on estrogen, menopause, and weight gain.

Sex and Menopause: Comfortable Companions
Your sex life will mostly likely change during and after menopause due to changing hormone levels, but that doesn't mean it has to end. Learn more.

Symptoms and Reducing Risk for Women and Heart Disease
Article describing the differences between men and women's heart disease, including diagnosis, treatment and risk.

Take the Compounded Bioidentical Hormones Quiz
Answers to several questions about bioidentical estrogen, compounded estrogen, HRT, Menopause, and estradiol.

Estrogen Treament Option For Breast Cancer Patients
Breast cancer patients who have painful sex and vaginal dryness can now take estrogen. Estrogen does not increase breast cancer risk.

7 Tips to Keep Weight off During the Holiday Season
The holidays can be tough for anyone when trying to lose or maintain weight. Here are 7 tips to control weight during the holiday season.

How to Make Better Food Choices While Traveling
It can be easy to just grab whatever is convenient regardless of nutritional value. Learn how to eat healthy when you need to eat while traveling.

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How Can I Best Cope with Menopausal Symptoms?
Hints for dealing with menopausal symptoms such as stress, hot flashes, insomnia, memory problems, mood swings, vaginal dryness, urinary incontinence, and weight gain.

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How Insomnia and Menopause Are Related
Description of insomnia and menopause, including common reasons for sleeplessness, hormone effects on sleep, strategies and remedies for insomnia, how to deal with sleep disturbance.

Exercise Protects Your Brain in Menopause
Combined aerobic and anaerobic exercise helps maintain healthy brain function in menopause, especially in women who do not use estrogen.

Hot Flashes and Blood Sugar: Dealing with Diabetes in Menopause
Menopause comes with many changes and can increase the risk for type 2 diabetes, increased blood sugar, and metabolic syndrome,

6 Essential Menopause Foods for Your Midlife Diet
Consuming some foods are key during menopause. These six healthy choices will help you manage menopause weight, symptoms, and overall health.

Natural Remedies for Menopause Symptoms
Which natural remedies for menopause really work? Learn about natural and lifestyle remedies for common menopause symptoms, such as hot flashes, mood problems and insomnia

5 Reasons You're Missing Vitamin D During Menopause
Some people are at particularly high risk for low levels of vitamin D, such as older women who have gone through menopause or people with dark skin.

How Long Does Menopause Last?
Once menopause symptoms appear, how long will they last? The duration of menopause is highly individual and unique to every woman.

Six Early Signs of Menopause
Many women start to notice symptoms well before actual menopause. Learn more in this overview of early menopause signs.

Why Menopause is Messing Up My Mood
The changes in menopause can reek havoc on your mood and there are a lot of women who would understand it if you talked with them about it.

What Is Menopause?
This is a brief description of menopause, including the definition, causes, timing and types of menopause.

At What Age Is It Early Menopause?
At what point do menopause symptoms mean an early menopause? Hot flashes, mood swings, vaginal dryness and insomnia before the age of 40 could be an early or premature menopause. Does premature ovarian failure always mean an early menopause?

Menopause and Heart Disease - How to Protect Your Heart
Heart disease is different for women than for men. Here are 7 great tips to help women protect their hearts and prevent cardiovascular disease.

Menopause Blues: Is it Depression?
Distinguishing between sadness and depression in the menopausal years

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Menopause Symptoms - Am I In Menopause?
If you are wondering whether you could be in the early stages of menopause, here are some questions to ask yourself.

Menopause and Insomnia Medications
Many women struggle with sleep during menopause. Fortunately, there are many medication options for women dealing with menopause and insomnia.

How Long Does Menopause Last After Hysterectomy?
Hysterectomy does not always mean instant menopause. Find out why the removal of your ovaries, however, can cause hot flashes, mood swings and more.

Menopause Symptoms Dangerous to Your Health
Some symptoms of menopause require medical attention: Heavy bleeding, high blood pressure, some types of heart palpitations,depression.

Premature Menopause and Osteoporosis
Early menopause causes bone loss that may not be treated by hormones alone. Explore what one study revealed about estrogen treatment in women with premature menopause.

7 Steps to Staying Healthy After 40
Discover 8 lifestyle changes that can help you stay healthier and happier as you enter menopause and beyond.

Will I Lose My Libido After Menopause?
During and after menopause, libido may drop. But that doesn't mean the end of your sex life. Learn why and how to tell if you're at risk.

Top 5 Health Tips for 2016
Wellness depends in part on your genes. But no matter who your parents are, you'll stay well longer with 5 of my favorite health tips.

The Breast Cancer (BRCA) Gene
Explains BRCA gene testing, who should be tested and what you can do about it if you are positive for the gene mutation.

DHEA: A New Treatment for Painful Sex and Vaginal Dryness
t's difficult to talk about painful sex and vaginal dryness. You may be one of the many women who find it embarrassing, but if you DO talk about it, you can find a solution.

Is Estrogen Good or Bad? Understanding the Estrogen Window
New book calms fears, lowers emotions and leaves you hormonally balanced. Every women has an estrogen window of opportunity. Find out yours.

Do These 5 Things and Keep Weight Off
If you are trying to lose weight in the new year, or anytime, here are my 5 top weight loss tips that really work.

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) and Menopause
The decision about whether to take estrogen therapy during menopause is a tough one for many women. This article helps sort out the major questions to ask yourself when deciding.

Menopausal Women and Stroke - Women and Stroke
During the menopause years, women typically see themselves at risk for cancer, but not for stroke. But although men have more strokes, women are more likely to die of a stroke than men. Learn the risks, symptoms and warning signs as well as the unique female signs of stroke.

Symptoms of Menopausal Women and Strokes
During the menopause years, women typically see themselves at risk for cancer, but not for stroke. But although men have more strokes, women are more likely to die of a stroke than men. Learn the risks, symptoms and warning signs as well as the unique female signs of stroke. Page 2.

Menopause and Risk for HIV
Women in Menopause are at increased risk of HIV and many aren't aware of it.

7 Tips for Managing Vaginal Dryness
Vaginal dryness can be a nuisance and cause itching, burning, and painful sex and that can significantly impact your relationship with your partner.

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What Is Perimenopause? What Are Symptoms of Perimenopause?
Perimenopause symptoms can be very challenging. Discover what to expect before menopause. Find the symptoms of perimenopause.

The Incredibly Shrinking Vagina
Vaginal changes that occur at the time of menopause are due to low estrogen. There are a number of treatment options you can try.

Tamoxifen and Estrogen and Brain Fog
Women have excellent memories... unless they get either tamoxifen or are deprived of estrogen. Tamoxifen has memory side effects that eventually wear off though.

Vaginal Dryness Improved by Soy Supplement
Unless treated, vaginal dryness can continue to get worse. These are your options when hormone therapy isn't an option.

How to Talk to Your Doctor about Perimenopause or Menopause
When it comes to menopause, women will often put the first nuances or noticeable changes on the back burner. Instead, they should talk to their doctor.

Why You Need Hormone Therapy in Early Menopause
A diagnosis of early menopause can be difficult, but hormone therapy can alleviate many of your long-term risks.

Vaginal Estrogen Black Box Warning Is Wrong
The Black Box warning on vaginal estrogen should be removed because it isn't accurate.

Weight Control in Menopause
There can be serious implications of gaining weight in menopause including the increased risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes and certain cancers.

Could ADHD Drug Find New Role in Menopause?
A different type of mental health medication is showing promise for treating menopausal brain fog.

Estrogen, Menopause and Bladder Infections
Menopause increases the risk of urinary tract infections; estrogen lowers the risk of bladder infections.

Menopause moods and emotions
Fluctuating hormones in menopause can cause emotional shifts and changes in mood. Treatments and coping strategies such as hormone therapy, herbal therapies, relaxation and breathing exercises, biofeedback, antidepressants and stress management can lessen mood swings and the emotional changes of menopause.

Antidepressants in Menopause Cause Bones to Break
Antidepressants like Celexa, Effexor, Paxil and Prozac could put you at risk for bone fractures.

September Is Menopause Awareness Month
Menopause is a natural passage. Become empowered to embrace this important milestone in your life.

Menopause and Sexuality
Menopausal hormone changes can impact sexuality. Hormone therapy, androgen or testosterone therapy, as well as diet, exercise and attitude can lead women to sexual fulfillment in the menopausal years.

Vitamin D for Menopause Symptoms
Vitamin D can treat or prevent many health conditions that occur during and after menopause.

How to Get More Vitamin D in Your Day
Vitamin D is important to women during and after menopause. It plays a role in preventing disease and maintaining healthy bones. Learn what dosage is appropriate for menopausal women and how to get that daily dosage.

How Tamoxifen and Estrogen Impact Your Brain
Benefits and risks of estrogen, HT, bioidentical estrogen

Take Out Uterus + Leave in Ovaries = Early Menopause
Learn why a hysterectomy can cause early menopause even if the ovaries are not removed.

10 Cool Ways to Stop Hot Flashes in Their Tracks
Great tips for treating hot flashes, including medications, non-hormone techniques and simple lifestyle changes that really help.