- Q Do I need dietary supplements after menopause even if I eat healthy?
Talk to your doctor about dietary supplements. With diminished estrogen, women may need to add calcium and vitamin D supplements after menopause. Be sure to keep a food journal so that you can discuss your daily nutritional intake. Your doctor or a... Full Answer
- Q Can deep-breathing techniques reduce hot flashes?
Controlled deep breathing can ease the tension associated with hot flashes. Try this next time you feel a hot flash coming on. Just breathe slowly from the abdomen for about 6 to 8 breaths each minute. Practice deep breathing for about 15 minutes every... Full Answer
- Q Why would someone have surgical menopause?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineSurgical menopause comes about when a woman who has not gone through menopause naturally has her ovaries removed. Women may have a bilateral oophorectomy that removes both ovaries or a hysterectomy that removes her uterus. These surgeries typically take... Full Answer
- Q What are effective treatments for menopause symptoms?
Dr. Anthony Komaroff, Internal MedicineMenopause symptoms affect almost all women, but the duration and severity varies.The "hot flash," a brief but uncomfortable sensation of warmth that spreads across the upper body and face, is the most common symptom. Sleep loss from hot flashes at night... Full Answer
- Q What can help control menopausal night sweats?
Dr. Anthony Komaroff, Internal MedicineNight sweats, hot flashes, and poor sleep are common and uncomfortable symptoms of menopause. They come about when the ovaries don't produce enough estrogen.Estrogen helps to regulate a temperature center in the brain. When estrogen levels decrease, this... Full Answer