Although menopause is a natural part of what I like to call "growing up" (I hate to use the word "aging"), it can be accompanied by medical problems that are anything but natural. Hot flashes are annoying as heck, but they won't kill you. Heart disease can.
I hear from a lot of you asking, "Is this normal?" Undoubtedly menopause can be a confusing time; what's normal for a 30-year-old can be far from normal for a 50-year-old. The most common questions about "normal" usually revolve around: