Making It Through Menopause With Information and Support
Using the Web is a good way to learn about menopause. You can read about everything from the common issues to the rarer experiences, as well as things you can do to help yourself.
While menopause is a natural life stage, some women enter the phase earlier than expected, either ... read more »
In this section, you will find Web sites that review the signs of menopause, blood tests for hormone levels, and when doctors consider menopause to have occurred.
- Many of the sites listed in the “What are Menopause and Perimenopause?” section of this guide have explanations of the effects of menopause. Those sites may be able to help you determine if what you’re experiencing is indicative of this process; it is advised that you then consult with your doctor to make sure.
For information about menopause or perimenopause symptoms …
34 Menopause Symptoms
is just that: a site devoted to 34 signs and symptoms of menopause. The list is arranged alphabetically; simply click on each symptom to read about it in detail.
has a self-assessment quiz to help you determine if your symptoms are indicative of menopause. Fill in your answers and click “calculate” to find out.
The National Institute on Aging
has a Web site that provides this section on menopause that explains the signs of perimenopause and the health concerns after menopause, and offers links to additional menopause resources. The information here is quite brief but informative and easy-to-understand, and is also available in Spanish.
For the tests used to confirm perimenopause ...
WebMD’s Women’s Health
portal reviews a test called FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone) and how this may be used to determine if perimenopause has begun.
Lab Tests Online
is a Web site of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry. This page describes a blood test for estrogen levels including how and when the test is used.
has a site that briefly explains perimenopause doesn’t need to be diagnosed (as the signs are usually strong enough indicators to let you know you are going through the transition), but reviews how doctors can medically determine if you are nearing menopause.
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