Posted on: 11.05.2021 Posted by: Drlark Comments: 0

June 14, 2004



Is it Menopause?

  • My last period was 12 months ago or longer.
  • My periods are lighter, less frequent, and of

    shorter duration.

  • I’m in my early to mid-40s or older.
  • I’m having hot flashes.
  • Intercourse is painful.
  • My desire for sex has faded.
  • I have difficulty achieving orgasm.
  • I have frequent vaginal infections.
  • I leak urine when I laugh, cough, sneeze, exercise,

    or wait too long to void.

  • I have difficulty sleeping through the night.
  • I’m frequently tired.
  • I’m anxious and irritable.
  • I forget small details.
  • My skin is drier, thinner, and more wrinkled.
  • My muscles are losing their tone.
  • I’m gaining weight.
  • My joints and/or muscles ache.
  • I have itchy, crawly skin.
  • I sometimes feel as if electric shocks were

    going through my body.

If you have 5 or more of these symptoms, it is

likely that your are menopausal. If these symptoms don’t match yours,

perhaps you’re perimenopausal.

Read More on Menopause:

Getting Started

What is Menopause?

Quiz: Is it Menopause?

Keep it SIMPLE Tip — Taking Herbs

Nutritional Therapies

Power Nutrients for Menopause


Making the HRT Decision

Who Benefits from HRT

If You Must Take HRT

JAMA Study on HRT

Weaning off HRT



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