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I am 53 years old. My doctor wants to treat my menopausal symptoms with an estrogen patch. But she says I need to take progesterone also. Why is this? And are there any side effects of progesterone?

I am 53 years old. My doctor wants to treat my menopausal symptoms with an estrogen patch. But she says I need to take progesterone also. Why is this? And are there any side effects of progesterone?

Your Question: I am 53 years old. My doctor wants to treat my menopausal symptoms with an estrogen patch. But she says I need to take progesterone also. Why is this? And are there any side effects of progesterone?

My hot flashes feel like a heat wave sweeping over me, leaving me soaked in sweat and freezing. Why does this happen only in mid-life, and are there any risks if left untreated?

My hot flashes feel like a heat wave sweeping over me, leaving me soaked in sweat and freezing. Why does this happen only in mid-life, and are there any risks if left untreated?

Your Question: My hot flashes feel like a heat wave sweeping over me, leaving me soaked in sweat and freezing. Why does this happen only in mid-life, and are there any risks if left untreated?

I include tofu and tempeh in my diet. Is soy good for my health, and can its estrogen-like properties help or harm me?

I include tofu and tempeh in my diet. Is soy good for my health, and can its estrogen-like properties help or harm me?

Your Question: I include tofu and tempeh in my diet. Is soy good for my health, and can its estrogen-like properties help or harm me?

New York magazine devoted a cover story to “Mid-Life Psychosis, 45, Female, and Hearing Voices.” Please explain how mental health is affected by hormone changes in menopause

New York magazine devoted a cover story to “Mid-Life Psychosis, 45, Female, and Hearing Voices.” Please explain how mental health is affected by hormone changes in menopause

Your Question: New York magazine devoted a cover story to “Mid-Life Psychosis, 45, Female, and Hearing Voices.” Please explain how mental health is affected by hormone changes in menopause.

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