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Menopause

10 Things You Should Know About Menopause

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Close up of hand holding a pack of oral contraceptives
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You no longer need birth control


Mature Woman Experiencing Hot Flush From Menopause
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Not all women get hot flashes


Woman checking her body in front of mirror
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Weight gain around your mid-section is typical


Doctor conducts medical consultation with adult patient at clinic
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You may experience vulvar and vaginal atrophy


Doctor in a consultation
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Hormone therapy a treatment option only for severe hot flashes


Mature woman restless at night time
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Sleep difficulties, anxiety among common complaints


Tofu and soybeans
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There are alternatives to HT


Bone tissue
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Osteoporosis risk increases after menopause


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Heart disease risk increases after menopause


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Your voice may change


Amy Hendel, P.A.

Amy Hendel, P.A.

@HealthGal1103

Known as The HealthGal, Amy Hendel P.A. is a medical and lifestyle reporter, nutrition and fitness expert, Health Coach and brand ambassador. Trained as a physician assistant, she maintains a health coach private practice in New York and Los Angeles. Author of The Four Habits of Healthy Families, find her on Twitter @HealthGal1103 and on Facebook at TheHealthGal. Check “Daily Health News” at www.healthgal.com. Her personal mantra? “Fix it first with food, fitness, and lifestyle.”