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  This section of our website was created for women entering their perimenopausal or menopausal years. Here you will find news, information, and research reviews on topics ranging from menopause symptoms and treatments to bone health and osteoporosis.  
 
Sexuality and Vaginal Dryness
I am using Estrace cream for vaginal dryness. Will it have an effect on my partner?
Sexuality and Vaginal Dryness
Can the Estring be used indefinitely without increasing breast cancer risk?
Diet and Exercise
Do you have any suggestions for controlling weight gain during menopause and/or perimenopause?
 
March 6, 2014
Chronic Disease Treatments  May Increase Osteoporosis Risk
March 28, 2014
Weight Gain at Menopause
 
December 1, 2013
How Long Should You Stay on a Bone Drug?
December 2, 2013
More Is Not Always Better
December 6, 2013
What does current research tell us about soy? There is soy in almost everything I buy—even my vitamins. Should I be worried?
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10 questions
1. What is perimenopause?
Perimenopause is the mirror image of puberty. During puberty, a girl’s hormone levels fluctuate as they make their way toward the high levels the body will maintain throughout her reproductive years.
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2. Does every woman have menopausal symptoms?
The most common menopausal symptoms are hot flashes, vaginal dryness, insomnia, mood swings, fuzzy thinking, and loss of libido.
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3. Is bleeding after menopause normal?
Vaginal bleeding after menopause can happen. When this occurs, it is usually the result of some hormonal change that is taking place.
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4. What is the story about HRT?
In July 2002, researchers stopped a large randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial called the Women’s Health Initiative that was studying whether hormone replacement therapy (HRT) would prevent health problems women may face after menopause after they found the risks of HRT outweighed the benefits.
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