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I am 50 years old and still taking the contraceptive pill. How will I know when I have my change of life?
As I get older I am scared about the problems of menopause. My mother had a terrible time and I have no desire to follow in her footsteps. Can the menopause be controlled?
Should all women use hormones after menopause to prevent osteoporosis?
I have had breast cancer and a total hysterectomy at a relatively early age. I am concerned about premature ageing but my doctor says I cannot take hormones. What can I do?
I am 58 years old and recently started on hormone replacement therapy with Premarin tablets prescribed by my GP. Another GP I consulted for a second opinion is most alarmed that taking this drug alone will increase my risk of cancer. I am confused! Which GP is right?
I heard recently that women who could not produce hormones naturally, either due to the change of life or after a total hysterectomy should have hormone replacement therapy to prevent osteoporosis. What is your opinion?
If you have a hysterectomy, do you still go through menopause?
I am 62 and on treatment for blood pressure. I am concerned about osteoporosis and heart disease and I am considering using the oestrogen patch. I finished my menopause 9 years ago. Are hormones going to help me now? What effect will it have on blood pressure?
I am in my fifties and would like to know the pros and cons of hormone replacement therapy. How should I take them and how safe are they? What do you think of vaginal oestrogen creams?
Why can' t all women who have troubles with the menopause have hormone replacement therapy with oestrogen? Why can' t they stay on treatment until they are 60, 70 or indefinitely?
I began menopause six months ago. I' ve been on HRT (hormone replacement therapy) but have a period just before or just after the tablets finish. The doctor said I need a curette and told me not to take the tablets because of a higher risk of cancer. However, I wish to continue taking them because I can' t bear the hot flushes. What should I do?
What are the best natural remedies for menopausal symptoms?
What are the best herbs for hot flushes?
I' ve stopped HRT because of the risks, but the hot flushes are back. What can I do?
I am on HRT but am losing my hair. What can I do?
I am 43 years old and have not had a period for four months. Are there any nutritional guidelines for encouraging ovarian activity?
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