Menopause

Learn about menopause and hormone replacement therapy, including the latest recommendations from the National Institutes of Health. Your primary care doctor may treat symptoms of menopause, or you may choose to be evaluated and treated by a gynecologist.

If you do not see a topic of interest to you, please try the A to Z listing of health conditions.


recommended reading
These articles provide in-depth information and are written to help you make the best healthcare decisions for you and your loved ones.
Menopause and Perimenopause

decision points
When dealing with an illness or health problem, you have to make decisions—when to call a doctor, which test to have, and what treatment to use. Decision Points are designed to help you learn about your choices and options, and to prepare you to work with your healthcare provider to make the best decision for your care.
Should I use hormone replacement therapy (HRT)?

action sets
Action Sets are designed to help you take an active role in managing a health condition. Action Sets provide the tools and information you can use in the day-to-day management of your health conditions.
Managing hot flashes
tests & procedures

Your doctor may recommend one or more of the following tests to evaluate your condition.

Endometrial Biopsy
Estrogens
Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH)
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG)
Pelvic Examination
Testosterone
Thyroid Hormone Tests
Transvaginal Pelvic Ultrasound

For other tests and diagnostic procedures use the section of this site called Medical Tests A to Z.

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medication center
medication assistance

This section provides you with an alphabetical listing of more than 1,000 medications, including prescription drugs and those you can purchase over-the-counter. Just select your medications to learn more about them. You can choose your medication by brand name or generic name.

Medications A-Z

If you are having difficulty paying for your medications you may qualify for financial assistance or free medications. Visit the Medication Assistance Center to learn about available medication and insurance programs.

Don't let financial problems stop you from getting the treatment you need; there are resources and organizations that may be able to help you.

additional resources

This listing provides you with Internet sites that are sponsored by government agencies or are well-known and credible national organizations.

Hormone Foundation
MEDLINEplus—Menopause
National Institute on Aging
National Institutes of Health—Menopausal Hormone Therapy Information
National Women’s Health Information
North American Menopause Society

Surfing the Internet
When looking at Internet sites, remember that the information can be sponsored by anyone. Take into account the sponsoring group or individual when gathering information or help. Be especially careful about giving out personal or financial information.

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La menopausia - [Menopause]

Last modified on: 30 June 2015