What is menopause?

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Menopause is defined as the state of an absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. The menopausal transition starts with varying menstrual cycle length and ends with the final menstrual period. Perimenopause is a term sometimes used and means “the time around menopause.” It is often used to refer to the menopausal transitional period. It […]

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Menopause Medication: How Your OBGYN Can Help

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Gynecology professionals know there are any number of symptoms related to menopause that require no medical treatment; in fact, often enough menopausal symptoms go away on their own, and many women find they aren’t bothered enough by them to seek medical attention. Fighting the effects of hot flashes by avoiding spicy foods, for example, or […]

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Sex and Menopause

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How Does Menopause Affect Sex Drive? The loss of estrogen and testosterone following menopause can lead to changes in a woman’s sexual drive and functioning. Menopausal and postmenopausal women may notice that they are not as easily aroused, and may be less sensitive to touching and stroking — which can result in decreased interest in […]

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