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Stress & The transition

Many women find the time around menopause stressful. This may be partially due to hormonal changes and resulting in bothersome symptoms such as hot fl...

Headaches, Migraines & (Peri) menopause

Migraine headaches are painful and can put your life on hold for several hours or days. They’re often connected to fluctuations in estrogen—and women ...

Joint and Muscle Pains

Suddenly you feel tighter and stiffer. You need time to get started and you may have trouble with your joints in your hands or back, for example. Join...

Pain in the genitals

The vagina is not the only site of discomfort that can put a damper on sex. Pain in the vulva (the external part of the genitals, including the labia ...

Depression & Menopause

Unpredictable hormone fluctuations plus stress, body image, sexuality, infertility, or aging — any one or a combination of these causes emotional dist...

Going Mad in Perimenopause? Signs and Solutions

Mood swings, short-term memory loss, and difficulty thinking straight are common complaints from midlife women. However, while many of these symptoms ...

Hormone therapy: Is it right for you?

Hormone therapy was once routinely used to treat menopausal symptoms and protect long-term health. Then large clinical trials showed health risks. Wha...

Menopause Terminology

Throughout the world, misuse of terminology related to the field of menopause has caused a great deal of confusion and misinformation among healthcare...

Perimenopause & Premature Menopause FAQs

Do you have questions about menopause or perimenopause? Learn more about early menopause symptoms and get the information you need to know about menop...

Understanding the Symptoms of (peri) menopause

If you're concerned about the symptoms of menopause that you may experience, it's time to get educated. Below are frequently asked questions about (pe...

Hot Flash FAQs: Triggers, Symptoms & Treatments

What are hot flashes? The most common menopause-related discomfort is the hot flash (sometimes called a hot flush). Although their exact cause still i...

Eye health during (peri) menopause

Various eye changes may occur during times of fluctuating hormone levels, such as during the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, and perimenopause. Around the...

Weight loss & Sexual wellness

We may be numb to advice about weight loss, exercise, and a healthy lifestyle, but the sexual function is one area where these measures can really pay...

5 Things To Know About Early Menopause

So you missed a period. Or two. You think to yourself, “I’m too young for menopause. Right?” Not necessarily. Early menopause, between the ages of 40 ...

Hot flashes: Diagnosis & treatment

Diagnosis Your doctor can usually diagnose hot flashes based on a description of your symptoms. Your doctor might suggest blood tests to check whether...

Sleep Problems - The Facts

Nearly half of midlife women (40 to 64) report sleep problems, according to a 2007 survey by the National Sleep Foundation.12 This survey found that, ...

How will I know if I am in the Menopause?

How can you tell if you're nearing menopause, or are already past it? Is there a simple hormone test? During perimenopause, hormone tests are general...