November 22, 2015

Menopause: There Is Treatment

October 8, 2017

For many women, menopause is a time of physical discomfort and emotional distress. But with the right treatment, it doesn’t have to be so difficult. In this post to HealthConnection.TV, UT Health Science Center women’s health expert Dr. Sarah Low offers expert advice for women facing menopause.


  1. What is menopause and when does it happen in a woman's life?
  2. In addition to menopause, there are also perimenopause and post-menopause. What are these distinctions and why are they important?
  3. Other than age, what are the typical first signs that a woman may be approaching menopause?
  4. When women talk about menopause, you usually hear about hot flashes, mood swings or problems sleeping. But are there other symptoms a woman may experience during this time in her life?
  5. Why do some women sail through menopause without the complications or unpleasant symptoms while other women find it extremely difficult?
  6. Do you recommend hormone replacement therapy for the treatment of menopause?
  7. Are there other medications or other treatments that can reduce the symptoms of menopause?
  8. How has the diagnosis and treatment of menopause changed over the years?
  9. Should women who are taking estogen in connection with hormone replacement therapy be concerned about a greater risk for breast cancer?
  10. Some data indicates that the age at which a woman enters menopause can be predictive of her remaining life expectancy. Is there any truth to this?
  11. How does a women know when menopause is over? And can she then expect the unpleasant symptoms to abate?
  12. How long can a woman safely take estrogen as hormone replacement therapy?

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