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Diagnosing Menopause

If you are in your late 30's or early 40's you might be wondering when the early symptoms of menopause are going to hit. You may have started to experience some early signs of perimenopause - such as less regular periods, more frequent mood swings, occasional of vaginal dryness and more frequent sleep issues. At this point you may be wondering if this is the start of menopause or something else? While getting the official news, that you've begun the long process of menopause is not often something we women are excited to hear, it can help explain what's going on with your body as well as identify what to expect in the months and years to come.

Your gynecologist or primary care physician should be able to diagnose if you've entered into menopause. Menopause typically starts between the ages of 36 to 50 with increasing symptoms, over time, as key hormones decrease. The early stage of menopause is called perimonopause and is identified as those years when signs of menopause occur but while a woman is still experiencing a period. Perimenopause can last a few years to several years.

When diagnosing a woman with menopause, a doctor typically reviews a list of symptoms and may also run a series of blood tests to determine if a hormonal shift has occurred. These blood tests often rule out other causes of your hormonal issues such as thyroid or pituitary problems. Doctors can also measure levels of follicle stimulation hormone or FSH and estrogen levels to also help determine if menopause has begun. Besides ruling out other conditions, and assisting with some symptoms, there's no exact science to diagnosing the early signs of menopause but doctor's are typically correct with their appraisals.

Once you've received the news that menopause has begun, it's good to remember that this a natural process the body goes through and will take several years before your last period occurs. Paying attention to adding exercise and a healthy diet can help improve the many symptoms of menopause. High fiber diets rich in fruit, vegetables and whole grain can do wonders in improving many symptoms of menopause. Additional help is also available through hormone replacement, a mild antidepressants, as well as some natural alternatives.

While diagnosing a woman with early signs of menopause is not an exact science many tests can assist in the process. Knowing that you're body has begun to produce lower levels of hormones is not a death sentence but the normal process of any woman.

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fascinating to note that Asian women have a very different experience of the menopause to Western women. They rarely experience hot flushes and night sweats and, until recently, the Japanese language didn't even include the term "hot flush" .

Published:  Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:31:00 GMT

Menopause hormone therapy not linked to premature death

Women who take hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to ease menopause symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats may be no more likely to die prematurely than women who don't take hormones, a new study suggests. Many women have been reluctant to use hormones ...

Published:  Wed, 13 Sep 2017 21:43:00 GMT

Tickets On Sale Now: Menopause The Musical Plays Greensboro

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Don't miss your chance to laugh, cry and celebrate that special time in a woman's life! Menopause The Musical is headed to Greensboro through Sunday, September 24, 2017. One of the show's stars Donna J. Huntley joined WFMY News 2's ...

Published:  Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:29:00 GMT

New Treatments for Menopause Symptoms

Depending on your age, you may be preparing for it. Or it may have already passed you by. It can be accompanied by several symptoms, or you may not notice many changes at all. But if you're a woman, your body is expected to go through it. It's menopause.

Published:  Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:51:00 GMT

Menopause And Sleeplessness: How Hormonal Changes In Middle-Aged Women Affect Sleep

Dealing with the mid-life crisis can be tough, especially for postmenopausal women. Among the various menopausal symptoms faced by these women due to hormonal changes, is also sleep deprivation. According to a new government study, more than one in four ...

Published:  Sat, 16 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Could hormone supplement therapy for menopause make a comeback

The door may be opening again for menopausal women suffering from hot flashes and night sweats to receive some relief from a source once thought too dangerous to consider, researchers say. Hormone replacement therapy to treat symptoms of menopause does not ...

Published:  Wed, 13 Sep 2017 10:05:00 GMT

Could Hormone Supplements for Menopause Return

TUESDAY, Sept. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The door may be opening again for menopausal women suffering from hot flashes and night sweats to receive some relief from a source once thought too dangerous to consider, researchers say. Women who took estrogen ...

Published:  Thu, 14 Sep 2017 13:36:00 GMT

National Menopause Awareness Month

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - September is National Menopause Awareness Month. While menopause is a normal part of aging, many women may not be fully prepared for the changes that come with this new stage in their life and how it can affect their relationships.

Published:  Mon, 18 Sep 2017 01:00:00 GMT

Sinead O'Connor tells Dr. Phil her problems stemmed from being 'flung into menopause'

Dr. Phil McGraw opened his new season Tuesday with a wide-ranging interview with troubled troubadour Sinead O'Connor, who discusses such topics as her abuse at the hands of her mother, how a hysterectomy made her come unglued and led her to attempt ...

Published:  Tue, 12 Sep 2017 15:10:00 GMT

British woman, 47, gives birth to healthy baby seven years after menopause

A miracle mother gave birth to a baby that doctors initially suspected was ovarian cancer - seven years after she went through the menopause, the Daily Mail reports. After feeling bloated, tired and sick for several months, Tess Morten, 47, was told to ...

Published:  Wed, 20 Sep 2017 01:24:00 GMT

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