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Perimenopause: What’s Happening?

Iíve never worried about the ďchange of lifeĒ before. Ever. I mean Iíve actually looked forward to it after years of Stage IV Endometriosis and cramps that have left me crying, cuddled in the corner l…

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The Pause In Perimenopause

By: Melanie Bates Oh. Dear. God. AboveÖ I think Iím having hot flashes. Is it menopause? Perimenopause? Just-oí-pause? Come on baby, light my fire? Iíve never worried about the ďchange …

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Non-Hormone Treatment Found to Reduce Hot Flashes

The recent North American Menopause Society (NAMS) meeting revealed several new treatments that are going to give women a non-estrogen choice for treating hot flashes. I reported on low-dose paroxetin…

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The Effects of Bio-Identical Hormones

by Leila Turner, ND, Contributor to Naturopathy on Allthingshealing.com Because bioidentical hormones are identical in structure to our own bodyís sex hormones, their actions are relatively gentle …

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Bioidentical Estrogens Are Safe, Right?

Let's cut to the chase - it depends. Most of my menopause patients ask about bioidentical estrogens. Women everywhere are talking about them. Oprah did a show about them. Suzanne Somers wrote book…

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Are You in Perimenopause? 14 Signs

Do you feel like you're riding a hormonal rollercoaster? Have your periods become irregular or have you suddenly started having worse problems with your periods? If so, you may be riding a hormonal …

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Natural Remedies For Menopausal Symptoms

You may have noticed that, although Iím a gynecologist, I havenít written much about menopause on Owning Pink. This is intentional. You see, Iím always reluctant to write about something I havenít e…

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9 Symptoms of Perimenopause

While many girls get at least a bare bones education about their bodies and the impending changes that will be brought about by puberty -- even if it's only through that embarrassing "health" class ta…

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Perimenopausal Signs and Symptoms

Q: What are some of the signs and symptoms of perimenopause? A: The average age of menopause is 51 years old, but the gradual transition until your body reaches menopause, known as perimenopause, c…

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