Menopause Health Center

Because menopause is something every woman goes through, a support group may be a great way to get ideas for symptom treatment, trade advice and discuss overall experiences. Older female friends, relatives or family members may be able to provide guidance and remedies that have worked for them.

You can also get help managing symptoms of menopause by talking to a doctor or health care professional. While menopause cannot be stopped or avoided, a doctor can help alleviate bothersome aspects of this transitional period. A specialty care provider, such as a gynecologist, geriatrician or internist, may be able to provide specific answers and remedies to suit your needs.

Make sure to tell your doctor about your medical history and your family’s medical history, as these can be vital factors in determining if you are at high risk for breast cancer, heart disease and osteoporosis.

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Review Date: 
August 2, 2012
Last Updated:
August 22, 2014