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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?

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.

Here are a few of your questions, combined together to give our readers the answers they are seeking right away in a simple and easy to read format.

Here are a few of your questions, combined together to give our readers the answers they are seeking right away in a simple and easy to read format.

Here are a few of your questions, combined together to give our readers the answers they are seeking right away in a simple and easy to read format.

If estradiol is an anti‐inflammatory hormone, can it protect against Alzheimer’s disease?

If estradiol is an anti‐inflammatory hormone, can it protect against Alzheimer’s disease?

Your Question: If estradiol is an anti‐inflammatory hormone, can it protect against Alzheimer’s disease?