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Talking to Your Doctor About Menopause
You have a unique medical history. Therefore, it is essential to talk with your doctor about your personal risk factors and/or experience with menopause. By talking openly and regularly with your doctor, you can take an active role in your care.
General Tips for Gathering Information
Here are some tips that will make it easier for you to talk to your doctor:
Specific Questions to Ask Your Doctor
About Your Risk of Developing Diseases Related to Estrogen Deficiency
About Treatment Options
If you decide to try counseling, interview counselors who specialize in midlife women’s issues, including menopause. Ask the following questions:
About Lifestyle Changes
Menopause (hormones). The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists website. Available at: http://www.acog.or.... Accessed November 2009.
North American Menopause Society website. Available at: http://www.menopause.org. Accessed February 15, 2006.
Last reviewed September 2012 by Andrea Chisholm
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