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Hormone Therapy


The average age when a woman has her last menstrual period is 51 years. Menopause is defined as the absence of menstrual periods for 1 year. The years leading up to menopause often are called perimenopause. This is a time of gradual decrease in estrogen levels and changes in the menstrual cycle. I...

April 2013

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What is menopause? Menopause is the time in a woman’s life when she stops having menstrual periods. The years leading up to this point are called perimenopause, or “around menopause.” Menopause marks the end of the reproductive years that began in puberty. Women's Health What is menopaus...

February 2013

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What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a condition in which bones become thin, brittle, and weak. Women's Health What is osteoporosis? Is osteoporosis more common in women or in men? What are some risk factors for osteoporosis? What is the link between osteoporosis and meno...

August 2011

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Bowel Control Problems


What are bowel control problems? Bowel control problems refer to loss of normal control of the bowels that leads to leakage of solid or liquid stool (feces) or gas. These problems also are called fecal incontinence. Women's Health What are bowel control problems? How common are bowel ...

August 2011

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