Having a women's health specialist look at the whole picture made all the difference for this 46-year-old.
No matter what your age, no matter what your stage—don't accept sexual problems as your new, unalterable reality.
It prevents ovulation and may slow the natural depletion of ovarian follicles, lowering the risk of early menopause.
Women who have less sex may be more likely to start menopause earlier, as their bodies adopt what experts call a "use it or lose it" response.
Understand why your body is undergoing this process and you'll soon be a step closer to squelching that unwelcome heat.
Ladies, get help as there is no reason to suffer in silence.
Ladies, get the skinny on the 'big change' and make a plan to tackle it. Here's a hint: Getting out in front of menopause is key.
You may want to add soy and ground flaxseed to your diet—they're two important sources of this plant-based estrogen.
It's easier to find than you might think. A conversation with your doctor will get you headed in the right direction.
It could be for you. Or not. This doc tells you what you need to know.
Here's what you should ask when you consider hormone replacement therapy.
Hormonal changes and painkiller overuse may be to blame.
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