Menopause is the phase of a woman's life where she ceases to menstruate and becomes infertile. It is not a disease or a condition, but a normal physiological process. Most women reach menopause around 50 to 55 years of age.

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Is it true that menopause increases the chances of heart attacks in women?

Query: Hi doctor,I have successfully entered menopause as I do not have a period for a year, and I am 50-years-old. But now I fear a heart attack. I know the female hormone protects women from heart attacks, so I guess I will be low on it. So suggest to me all the imperative things that I should follow to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The risk of getting a heart attack becomes higher than in men, along with the risk of osteoporosis. You are supposed to take phytoestrogens and dairy products like milk and milk products. Binge less on fat and junk foods which may increase your cholesterol levels. Have ...  Read Full »

I did not have periods for four months. Do I have menopause?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had irregular periods for the past year. My last period was four months back and lasted for around 20 days. Recently, I had a scan and blood tests done which indicated early menopause. My Prolactin is 7.8 ng/mL, and TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) is at 4.8 mIU/L. I take table...  Read Full »

Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Usually, menopause is considered to have occurred when you have had an absence of your menses for the last six months. As six months have not passed yet, it is difficult for me to say that you are having menopause. But definitely, you are in the perimenopause (around m...  Read Full »

My FSH level is low. Does it suggest my menopause is nearing?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 48 years old and have been suffering from heavy menstrual bleeding. I used Deviry tablets for two years, and my periods have been normal after that, but heavy bleeding has been occurring for the past two months. My hemoglobin has gone to seven, and currently using the Regestrone table...  Read Full »

Dr. Navajith A. Mani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am sorry you have to suffer this way, do not worry, I will take care of you and get you better. Your diagnosis is menorrhagia (excessive bleeding) with anemia (low hemoglobin) and fibroid uterus. Your FSH (follicular stimulating hormone) report (attachment removed...  Read Full »

I am 33 years old and experience joint pain. Is it due to meopause?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 33 years old and a mother of 6 years old twin babies. I have been experiencing pain in the joints of my arms for 20 days, and I have polycystic ovary disease (PCOD). I have reached menopause because I did not have periods for a year. I take Calcium supplements, and my random blood...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Menopause is very unlikely, considering your age. Is the joint pain due to swelling? Since how many days have you been noticing it? Did the pain last for more than half an hour in the mornings? Did you experience any urinary tract infections in the past? What are you...  Read Full »

Should I take contraceptive pills even after attaining menopause ten years back?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 61 year old female. My last period was more than 10 years ago. I was confirmed menopausal by a blood test taken back then. Do I need to take any contraception in the rare case of my having an intercourse? I have heard of older women, well past the menopausal age, getting pregnan...  Read Full »

Dr. Meeta Airen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There is nil chance of pregnancy. Do not worry.  Please do not take any hormonal pills as they may harm you. For more information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online -->  Read Full »

Recently i developed hypothyroidism and have heavy bleeding with clots. Are they menopause symptoms?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 46 years old female, and my younger kid is 15 years old. My weight is 77 kgs. Recently I have developed hypothyroidism. And I have heavy bleeding with clots during periods. Are they menopause symptoms? I have 25 days period cycle, and so far, I did not have any issues with my perio...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do not worry. It seems to be premenopausal symptoms. I would suggest 25 gms of coriander leaves juice daily in the morning on an empty stomach. Do yoga and pranayama. Go for a walk. Avoid rice, non-vegetarian, oily, and spicy foods. Have dates, beetroot, jaggery, green...  Read Full »

I developed insomnia as a post-menopausal symptom. Can you please help?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 45-year-old woman who has had perimenopause for many years. The main symptom is insomnia. My GP agreed to start me on HRT but recommended estrogen-only with Mirena coil. He said this is the safest HRT. But when I read online, it said that this is only recommended for women who have ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Do not worry. Mirena coil (hormonal intrauterine device) is not recommended after menopause, as its main use is to reduce vaginal bleeding. My recommendations are: 1. Continue oral estrogen. 2. Do meditation regularly before sleep. 3...  Read Full »

How to control my anger during menopause?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 48-year-old woman undergoing menopausal signs. My last menstruation was two years back. Due to this, I have joint pain, and my body becomes hot every day. It becomes cool only if I sit under the air conditioner. It is hard to manage my anger. I shout at my family and friends because...  Read Full »

Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hi,Welcome to problems which you have mentioned are post-menopausal symptoms. Hot flushes and joint pain occur due to calcium deficiency. Consume fruits and vegetables rich in isoflavones such as cabbage salad or soup and sprouts. Eat vitamin D3 and calcium tablets regularly for a fe...  Read Full »

I have no period since 13 months. Is it sign of early menopause?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19 year old girl and my symptoms are as listed: No period since 13 months. Burning sensation on my cheeks, ears, neck and upper chest area. Dry skin in/around my pubic region. Achy all over. Cramps similar to period cramps. Tingling feeling in my hands, legs, and chest....  Read Full »

Dr. Vidya Muralidhar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The symptoms you have described are most likely due to a hormonal imbalance. I would not term it to be a premature menopause. You are too young for menopause to occur. It seems like anemia or vitamin deficiency which is causing the problems. It could be related to thyr...  Read Full »

Is worsening of insomnia and anxiety related to menopause?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been suffering from insomnia for quite some time. But it has gotten worse since I started going through menopause, and my anxiety is at 20 per scale. I also have cholesterol and vitamin D deficiency. Currently, I am taking the tablet Atorvastatin. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Varunbabu Aucha

Answer: Hello,Welcome to understand your concern. I would like to know the following:1) Do you have diabetes, hypertension, asthma, and thyroid-related issues?2) Are you going through any stress?3) Are you working?There could be some hormonal-related issues that sometimes affect your sleep, an...  Read Full »

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