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The Effects of Smoking on Menopause

While millions of women understand the process of menopause and begin to anticipate its effects in their mid-40s to mid-50s, the age at which menopause occurs may not be a big deal to some. Nationally, the average age a woman starts experiencing symptoms of menopause is 51 years old.

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Perimenopause: The Bridge to Menopause

Just about every woman has heard of menopause. What is discussed less frequently is perimenopause, the transitional time of a woman's life that precedes menopause.

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Diabetes and Memory Loss: Is There a Link?

One of the troublesome side effects of menopause for many women is the dreaded, and mostly unhealthy, weight gain. There are numerous health consequences related to being overweight, from knee problems to more serious cardiovascular issues. But one potential consequence of extra weight that women either approaching or in menopause should work hard to prevent is diabetes.

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Hair Loss: The Menopause Ego Buster

As a woman going through menopause, you know there are many symptoms that come with this transitional stage of life. Some can be extremely uncomfortable and disruptive, such as hot flashes, fatigue, mood swings, incontinence and night sweats, while others can prove to be alarming and mentally disturbing. This is especially true for women who are dealing with hair loss, a not uncommon symptom of menopause.

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