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Early Menopause

When your body starts to change before 40

Early menopause is defined as menopause that happens before age 40. A diagnosis of early menopause is made with a follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) test, which is a measure of ovarian function. 455 more words


For Many Women, Hot Flashes Continue 7 Years After Menopause

What You Need to Know: More than half of women experience menopause-relatedhot flashes and night sweats for 7 years or more.

The Evidence: Nancy Avis, PhD, a professor of social sciences and health policy at the Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and colleagues collected data on 1,449 women who took part in the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN) from February 1996 through April 2013. 321 more words

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Everyday items could be leading some women into early menopause

A new study suggests things like, plastics, personal care products and other common household items are leading some women into early menopause.

Dr. Heather Chauhan joined us to explain what could be happening. 28 more words

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