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Menopause and Anxiety: The Connection Feature
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Menopause and Anxiety: The Connection

As you go through perimenopause and into menopause, you are more likely to experience anxiety, depression, mood swings and panic attacks.

Signs of High Testosterone in Women
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Signs of High Testosterone in Women

Find out what happens when testosterone levels in women are too high.

The Beginner's Guide to Menopause
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The Beginner's Guide to Menopause

When those first hot flashes or night sweats hit, you may want to talk with your health care provider about perimenopause—and read this guide on the menopause transition.

Is Your Thyroid Making You Gain Weight?
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Is Your Thyroid Making You Gain Weight?

When your thyroid underperforms and can't produce enough of the thyroid hormone needed to regulate many bodily functions, it can cause weight gain. But the good news is that the condition can be treated.

Have Unwanted Hair? You May Want to Get a Hormone Test
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Have Unwanted Hair? You May Want to Get a Hormone Test

Women with dark, coarse hair growth on the face, chest or back should be tested for polycystic ovary syndrome and other underlying health problems.

Low Progesterone Symptoms
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Low Progesterone Symptoms

Progesterone is a hormone that regulates many functions in a woman's body. Learn to recognize low progesterone and what you can do about it.

Causes of Mood Swings
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Causes of Mood Swings

Occasional mood swings are normal, but it may help to know what's causing your mood swings, especially if they're disrupting your life.

How Hormone Levels Get Off Track
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How Hormone Levels Get Off Track

Hormones play a major role in how the body works, and when hormone levels get off track, there may be a variety of symptoms and a range of causes.

Menopause and Sleep: What's the Connection?
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Menopause and Sleep: What's the Connection?

If you're a woman in midlife, you may find yourself tossing and turning and waking up multiple times each night. The problem may be related to menopause.

Could You Have Low Estrogen?
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Could You Have Low Estrogen?

Find out what happens when estrogen runs low and how to fix it.

Signs of a Hormonal Imbalance
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Signs of a Hormonal Imbalance

Most women experience hormonal fluctuations over the course of a lifetime, but what happens when you have a hormonal imbalance? 


Birth Control Side Effects That Aren't Normal
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Birth Control Side Effects That Aren't Normal

Many side effects of birth control are minor and often go away over time, but some are more serious and can be symptoms of a serious condition.

15 Things Your Thyroid Can Affect
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15 Things Your Thyroid Can Affect

The thyroid is a small gland, but it helps coordinate many of your body's activities from metabolism and weight to hair thickness and sweating.

Can Menopause Cause Brain Fog?
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Can Menopause Cause Brain Fog?

Those memory lapses you may be feeling in perimenopause and menopause are very real. Falling estrogen is to blame for brain fog. But, don't worry—you will recover.

PCOS and Menopause
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PCOS and Menopause

Polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, affects hormones levels, causing difficulties with fertility and raising some health risks. Find out what happens to PCOS when hormones change at menopause.

Hormones and Breast Health
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Hormones and Breast Health

A look at the risks and benefits of different types of estrogen therapies available for patients who are at average, above average, and high risk for breast cancer.

The Beginner's Guide to Menopause
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The Beginner's Guide to Menopause

When those first hot flashes or night sweats hit, you may want to talk with your health care provider about perimenopause—and read this guide on the menopause transition.

The Heart and Estrogen
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The Heart and Estrogen

If you're concerned about taking hormone replacement therapy because of increased risk for breast cancer, remember this: Heart disease kills more than twice as many women as breast cancer does. And HRT may reduce your heart disease risk.

Study Points to Increased Risks After Stopping Hormone Therapy
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Study Points to Increased Risks After Stopping Hormone Therapy

A new study shows an increased risk of death from heart attack and stroke in the first year after stopping hormone therapy for women under age 60.

Have Unwanted Hair? You May Want to Get a Hormone Test
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Have Unwanted Hair? You May Want to Get a Hormone Test

Women with dark, coarse hair growth on the face, chest or back should be tested for polycystic ovary syndrome and other underlying health problems.

Is Your Thyroid Making You Gain Weight?
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Is Your Thyroid Making You Gain Weight?

When your thyroid underperforms and can't produce enough of the thyroid hormone needed to regulate many bodily functions, it can cause weight gain. But the good news is that the condition can be treated.

Estrogen Can Substantially Decrease the Risk of Alzheimer's
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Estrogen Can Substantially Decrease the Risk of Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's disease is a concern for many menopausal women, and yet most do not consider taking hormone replacement therapy, even though estrogen can significantly delay Alzheimer's.

I am a Hairy Woman Due to PCOS—And I am Happy and Proud of It
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I am a Hairy Woman Due to PCOS—And I am Happy and Proud of It

Exactly one year ago today, my gastroenterologist pulled the curtain back to find me still in post-colonoscopy position, groggy, yet mostly awake and said the words I have been waiting to hear since 2009: "There are no ulcers. You are in remission."

Causes of Mood Swings
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Causes of Mood Swings

Occasional mood swings are normal, but it may help to know what's causing your mood swings, especially if they're disrupting your life.

How Hormone Levels Get Off Track
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How Hormone Levels Get Off Track

Hormones play a major role in how the body works, and when hormone levels get off track, there may be a variety of symptoms and a range of causes.