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Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT): Is it right for you?
If you have menopause symptoms and are considering hormone replacement therapy (HRT), read to this article to learn more.
Perimenopause and Menopause Overview
Menopause is a normal part of aging. It refers to the time when ovarian reproductive function ends—when a woman’s ovaries stop producing eggs and making the hormones estrogen and progesterone. Perimenopause and menopause symptoms and medications are explained, including important lifestyle changes.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) in Female Teenagers and Women
About PCOS and the possible symptoms, risks, and causes
Learn about Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). This is a common condition that causes a range of symptoms, including irregular periods, unwanted hair growth, acne, and weight problems.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Treatment
Managing symptoms
While there is no cure for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), there are many ways to manage symptoms using both lifestyle changes and medication, if necessary. Learn how here.
Low Testosterone Treatments
Testosterone Replacement Therapy
The most common treatment for low testosterone (also called male hypogonadism) is testosterone replacement therapy. This should address the symptoms associated with low testosterone, such as low sex drive and poor erections. Learn about your testosterone options in this article.
What Is Low Testosterone?
Male Hypogonadism Symptoms and Causes
Low testosterone, also called male hypogonadism, can be a very concerning medical condition. It can affect sex drive. Article covers low testosterone symptoms and causes.
Low Testosterone Diagnosis
How Doctors Diagnose Male Hypogonadism
To diagnose low testosterone (male hypogonadism), the doctor will talk to you about your symptoms, medical history, and family medical history. There will also be tests, such as a blood test to check testosterone levels.
Thyroid hormone screenings may help prevent osteoporosis
In order to prevent osteoporosis, many medical professionals recommend weight-bearing exercise and increased calcium intake. However, post-menopausal women may also benefit from routine thyroid hormone screenings, as endocrine imbalances may cause bone mineral density (BMD) loss.
Menopause Drugs and Medications
Treating Hot Flashes, Bone Loss, and Vaginal Dryness
Your doctor will help create a menopause treatment plan for you. Learn more about treatments for hot flashes, bone loss, and vaginal dryness in this article.
Healthy Lifestyle Habits During Menopause
Exercising and Quitting Smoking Will Ease the Transition
Healthy habits, such as exercising, eating a balanced diet, and quitting smoking, are effective ways to manage menopause symptoms. Healthy lifestyle choices will not just improve your menopause transition but your overall quality of life.
Menopause Causes
Aging Isn’t the Only Cause of Menopause
In most cases, menopause is caused by the natural aging process. Over time, the ovaries gradually produce less estrogen and progesterone. But certain medical procedures, such as a total hysterectomy, and rare ovarian conditions can also trigger it.
Menopause Complications
Estrogen Loss Increases the Risk of Some Health Problems
Learn about your risk for menopause-related complications, such as heart disease, urinary problems, and weight gain.
Alternative and Natural Treatments for Menopause
Dietary Supplements, Phytoestrogens, and Vitamin E
There are a variety of alternative treatments available that may reduce menopause symptoms. However, alternative medicine has not been scientifically proven, so its true effectiveness is unknown. Article lists alternative therapies for menopause.
Menopause FAQ
Answers to Your Most Common Menopause Questions
Article contains answers to the most frequently asked questions about menopause. Each question also includes a link to a larger article that provides more detailed, expert-reviewed information on menopause.
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