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What should I expect after early surgical menopause?

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I'm 47 and had my ovaries but not my uterus removed. However, following surgery I wasn't told what to expect, if I needed to take hormones, or what I might experience. Read more...

Perimenopause and Thyroid Problems—common and confusing

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When a perimenopausal woman feels tired, gains weight and has frozen-cold hands and feet, how can she tell if the cause is a low thyroid or perimenopause? Read more...

What the Women’s Health Initiative Results Mean for Breast Cancer Survivors

In July 2002 a large, randomized control trial called the Women’s Health Initiative was stopped three years early with the conclusion that Estrogen plus Progestin (E+P) is, on balance, not an effective preventative medication for healthy menopausal women. The results of this trial have surprised both doctors and the general public Read more...

Perimenopause: The Ovary’s Frustrating Grand Finale

Women in midlife increasingly hear the words “estrogen deficiency” spoken as the ultimate in bad news. “Everyone knows” that low estrogen levels cause heart Read more...

Perimenopause is a time of “Endogenous Ovarian Hyperstimulation”

“Perimenopausal endogenous ovarian hyper-stimulation” is the exact opposite of “The Myth of the Shriveling Ovary”: High estrogen levels during Read more...

Estrogen Deficiency: The Wrong Idea About Menopause

The largest and best-controlled trial testing whether hormone “replacement” therapy prevented heart disease was stopped three years early in July 2002. The Read more...

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