Welcome to the section where you can learn everything you need to know about Symptoms of Menopause, Treatments for Menopause, and Life After Menopause.


What Is Menopause And Do You Have It?

Some women love it. Others are depressed at even the thought of it. Menopause can cause a variety of reactions among women. But whether you are looking forward to the end of your reproductive days or dreading it, it is important to know what to expect during this natural change in life.

If you think you may be starting menopause, you might want to try a self-test. This can give you insight as to what your hormone levels are like. Knowing whether or not you are menopausal is important since pregnancy is still possible.

Menopause Symptoms

There are many symptoms associated with menopause due to changes in a women's hormones. These can include heart palpitations, memory loss, a change in your sex drive, incontinence, weight gain, vaginal dryness, mood swings and, perhaps the most well known symptom of menopause, hot flashes.

Aside from the physical effects of menopause, women may deal with a number of emotional issues as well. It is very normal for a woman to suffer from depression during her menopausal years. Women who experience early menopause may be especially prone to depression as their days of child bearing come to a much too early finish. If you're feeling down about menopause, then you may want to read Discover a New You, which can help you gain a new perspective on your menopausal years. Life After Menopause can also help you during this emotional time. And remember - women aren't alone. Male Menopause outlines the little known fact that men also experience menopause as they age.

If you're a twin, then you may want to take a look at Twins and Menopause, which discusses recent study findings that suggest twins are more likely to experience premature menopause.

Menopause Treatments

There a variety of treatments available to help menopausal women deal with all of their symtpoms. The most common form of treatment is hormone replacement therapy. However, because of some of the associated side effects with HRT, this type of treatment is somewhat controversial. There are also a number of natural treatments, including soy, herbal remedies, nutritional supplements and changes to your diet that you can do yourself which may help to relieve your menopause symptoms. Reiki healing is another alternative treatment for menopause that is becoming increasingly popular.

Menopause Related Conditions

Because of the changes in your body during menopause, a variety of health concerns and discomforts can become more prominent during this time. Heart disease and osteoporosis are two major health concerns that menopausal women are more at risk of developing. Menopausal women may also find that they experience vaginal and urinary tract infections more frequently, as well.

Gout can also be an issue for many menopausal women. The pain of gout can be very intense so it is important to seek appropriate gout treatment.

Menopause And Appearance

Menopause can cause a woman to look at herself a bit differently. You may find that you are noticing a few more laugh lines on your face and that you're just not comfortable with the natural increase in your weight. Whether you just want a subtle lift to your eyes or more extensive "body help," there are a number of inexpensive cosmetic procedures that can help you look your best.


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9 years ago
ijust want to know when this is going to stop...iam 57 and i have been having hot flashes for a long time now...i have mood swings still when will this stop.sometimes i hate myslef and everyone around me
9 years ago
All I can say is oh crap. I feel like my daughter is blooming and I'm dying. This is the first month that I have had no period. I was thinking maybe its because I stopped taking my anti depression meds. I realize I'm going to be 5. Yet I have had my cycle every month. Ugh I don't like this at all. There is a huge age gap between my two children. my youngest is 13. I cant fall apart, yet I feel as if I am. I also know that no one is probably even going to read this. I has that FSH test done like 6 months ago. The doctor said I was not even in premenopause. Can you just change that fast?
9 years ago
One thing that people never mentioned is that yes all the above are reasons but also that as you age your partner is also aging and his sexual abilities are seldom worth the effort; so why is it never mentioned ? One of my turn-off is that my partner is not as powerful as before my menopause. Who write about women's low libido?
10 years ago
i am concerned about my girlfriend she is a very loving person all of sudden she has cooled off i am not talking about sex that is secondary to me i am talking emotionally although her comments are not mean they are not just there this is very unlike her i was wondering if menopause has contributed to this i care very much for her and want to know what i can or cannot do for this lovely person i know she is menopausel because she told me so and is taking estrogen supplements
10 years ago