Menopause (sometimes called "the change of life) is a normal time in a woman's life when her period stops. During menopause, some women have problems like hot flashes, vaginal dryness and irritation, and thin bones. Some women choose to treat their symptoms with hormone medicines sometimes called Hormone Therapy.
Get the facts. Check the resources on this page to learn more about menopause and hormones. Then talk to your healthcare provider to find out what treatment is right for you.
Menopause and Hormones: Questions to Ask Your Doctor
- Are hormones right for me? Why?
- What are the benefits?
- What are the serious risks and common side effects?
- How long should I use hormone therapy?
- What is the lowest dose that will work for me?
- Are there any non-hormone medicines that I can take?
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Get answers to the most common questions about menopause and hormones.
Information from the FDA
Menopause--Medicines to Help You
FDA-approved hormone medicines for menopause
- Menopause and Hormones --fact sheet
- La menopausia y las hormonas --fact sheet
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