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If you are a woman in her mid forties or early fifties, you may feel like your body is changing, but you may not know what is happening. Maybe your periods are not the same. You do not sleep as well as you always have. Or your waist is getting thicker.

You may not be paying much attention to these changes until one day, if you are like many women, it happens—a hot flash! One minute you feel perfectly comfortable, and the next you are sweating and flushed—for no apparent reason. You may be surprised. You may feel too young.

You ask yourself - "Could this be the start of my transition through menopause?"  


Understanding Menopause

  • Early Menopause: Before Age 40
  • Menopause: A Time of Change
  • Menopause: Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Treating Menopause
  • Osteoperosis - Preventing Bone Loss
  • Palpitations
  • Weight Gain During a Woman's Life
  • Menopause (ADAM)
  • Menopause (womenshealth.gov)
  • Menopause (National Institute on Aging)
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  • Commonly Asked Questions

  • Are My FSH and LH Scores Post-Menopausal?
  • Are There Options for Hot Flashes and Night Sweats?
  • Can Diet Reduce Menopausal Symptoms?
  • Can Surgical Menopause Side Effects Be Prevented?
  • Is Breast Soreness Normal?
  • Is My Period Done for Good?
  • Ovarian Cysts: Should I Be Concerned?
  • Sudden Loss of Period, Is It Normal?
  • Why Am I Bleeding after Menopause?

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  • Symptoms and Tests
  • Treatment
  • Complications
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    Last Updated: Nov 16, 2015