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October 18, 2023

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Hot Flashes and Night Sweats:

Causes, Ripple Effects, and Treatments with Dr. Jewel Kling and Dr. Denise Millstine

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Watch The Replay!

If you missed our LIVE Half-Day Symposium on Sex, Mood, and More, watch the full event on YouTube or view each panel below.

Previously recorded on March 10, 2023.

Panel 1: Symptoms of Perimenopause & Menopause: Making Informed Choices About Treatment Options, Including Menopause Hormone Therapy

Tamsen Fadal hosts Dr. Mary Jane Minkin and Dr. Robin Noble

Panel 2: Why Don’t I Feel Like Myself? Understanding and Treating Depression, Anxiety, Irritability, and More

Tamsen Fadal hosts Dr. Stacia’ Alexander, Dr. Laurie Jeffers, Dr. Sheryl Kingsberg, and Dr. Lisa Weinstock

Panel 3: Addressing the Sexual, Urinary, and Vaginal Symptoms in Menopause and Beyond. There Are Solutions!

Dr. Lauren Streicher hosts Dr. Sheryl Kingsberg, Dr. Rachel Rubin, and Dr. Maria Uloko

75 million women

are in perimenopause, menopause, or postmenopause in the U.S., 

with

6,000

more reaching menopause each day.

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75%

of women who seek medical care are left untreated.

38%

of those in late perimenopause experience symptoms of depression.

27 million

representing 20% of the workforce are in some phase of the menopause transition.

80%

of OB-GYN residents admit to being ill-prepared to discuss menopause.

Symptoms Are More Than Hot Flashes

Irritability

Irritability

Your patience is at zero and you’re easily exasperated. You’re quick to anger (okay, fury) and small things may set you off. You are not the only one feeling cranky. Perimenopausal women report irritability as their most common symptom. While you may blame yourself, your shorter fuse is likely the result of hormone fluctuations. Learn more about menopause and mental health.

Joint Pain

Joint Pain

Pain, heat, and puffiness in the neck, back, knees, ankles, fingers, elbows, or jaw are common complaints from women in the menopause transition. In fact, 50% of perimenopausal women experience joint pain. When you wake in the morning, you may feel especially stiff and creaky because estrogen, which reduces inflammation, is in decline. Learn more in our "Ask the Expert" article here.

Heart Palpitations

Heart Palpitations

Your heart may pound, flutter, or skip a beat. Zigzagging hormone levels can cause your heart rate to spike as much as 16 extra beats per minute. To make things more uncomfortable, palpitations often accompany hot flashes. While it’s important to connect heart palpitations to the menopause transition, they may be indicators of other long-term health risks and should be reported to your doctor. Learn more in our "Ask the Expert" article here.

Painful Sex

Painful Sex

It's time to talk openly about painful sex. As estrogen levels drop, the vaginal wall thins, becoming dry and less elastic. This means more discomfort during or after intercourse. More than 25 percent of postmenopausal women report dyspareunia, the medical term for this kind of pain. Dyspareunia hurts physically and emotionally, and it may hurt your relationship. If you are suffering, talk with a menopause-trained doctor about treatment options. Learn more here.

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