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Menopause: A Review

All you need to know about “The Change.” Menopause is a normal and natural part of a woman’s aging process that usually occurs around the age of 50. During this time, hormones change and menstruation (“getting periods”) stops. Common symptoms include hot flashes, mood swings, insomnia, night sweats, and irregular periods. Menopausal onset age, duration, and symptoms differ among women and your doctor can recommend ways to ease the symptoms that bother you. A brief anatomy lesson:  The internal female reproductive system includes the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, and vagina. The ovaries are two small organs that produce eggs (ova) and hormones. During a female’s reproductive years, an ovary typically releases one mature egg each month. Two fallopian tubes …

Has Menopause Got You Down?

You’ve probably heard tales of menopause from older family members, friends and even on television. Fortunately, there are ways to minimize the effects of the condition.