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Menopause

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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I am nearing my menopause. Will HRT help?

Query: Hello doctor,As I am nearing menopause, I am keen on understanding how to manage its symptoms and uphold my well-being. I have come across hormone replacement therapy (HRT) as a possible solution, but I am uncertain about its safety and efficacy. Could you shed light on the advantages and drawbacks ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sangeeta Milap

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. As you approach menopause, I suggest incorporating lifestyle changes such as regular exercise, gym workouts, or yoga can be beneficial. Additionally, I suggest supplementing your diet with vitamins and minerals by inte...  Read Full »

I am considering hormone replacement therapy to manage my symptoms. Please advise.

Query: Hi doctor,I am approaching menopause and considering hormone replacement therapy to manage my symptoms. Can you provide insights into the benefits and risks of hormone replacement therapy for menopausal women's health? Additionally, are there specific considerations or alternative treatments I shoul...  Read Full »


Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. This stage is when your hormone levels reduce, and so the following symptoms start appearing hot flushes, vaginal discharge, and heart problems. Apart from this, one may also have a low sexual drive. The chances of arthritis are also increase...  Read Full »

Can you tell me more about how menopause affects brain function?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been reading about menopause and its effects on brain health. I came across some information from a neuroscientist suggesting that menopause can impact brain function. Can you tell me more about how menopause affects brain function?Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Prabhakaran

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. 1. How do hormones affect the brain? Two of the main female hormones, estrogen and testosterone, play an important role in cognition and memory. When the levels of these hormones begin to fall during perimenopause and menopause, this can lead t...  Read Full »

What treatment should I take to ease menopausal symptoms?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a woman in my early fifties, and my periods have been acting kind of unpredictable lately. They are showing up only once every three months, and let me tell you, it has been a real rollercoaster. I have been feeling irritable and dealing with mood swings like nobody's business, and...  Read Full »


Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. You are entering menopause (end of menstrual cycle). This stage is when your hormone levels reduce, and the following symptoms start appearing: hot flushes, vaginal discharge, and heart problems. Apart from that, one m...  Read Full »

I am struggling with intense hot flashes all of a sudden. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 52-year-old woman experiencing dreadful symptoms lately. I am struggling with intense hot flashes that come out of nowhere, leaving me drenched in sweat and feeling utterly drained. Alongside that, my mood swings are off the charts. I am in tears for no reason. It is disrupting ...  Read Full »


Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hello,Thanks for using icliniq.This stage is when your hormone levels reduce and so the following symptoms start appearing hot flushes, vaginal discharge, and heart problems. Apart from this, one may also have a low sexual drive. The chances of arthritis are also increased. This stage has to be mana...  Read Full »

I want to know about menopause. How can I minimize the symptoms?

Query: Hello doctor, As I approach middle age, I have been experiencing symptoms that align with menopause, but I have also come across information on late-onset hypogonadism. Can you help me understand the distinctions between these conditions, and how they may manifest in middle-aged women? Additionall...  Read Full »


Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query. The middle age is, I would say, a golden era in the life of a woman because this is the time when the reproductive system has reached its peak, and the decline will occur, but if this decline is supported by certain lifestyle changes, it w...  Read Full »

Is my migraine due to menopause?

Query: Hi doctor, I hit menopause, and it has been a bit of a rollercoaster ride for me. Lately, I have been dealing with migraines. Are there any treatments out there for managing these symptoms? And could all this be related to menopause messing with my hormones? As a busy teacher and mom, I need to get ...  Read Full »


Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Menopause is a stage when your hormone levels reduce, and so the following symptoms start appearing such as hot flushes, vaginal discharge, and heart problems. Apart from this, one may also have a low sexual drive. The chances of arthriti...  Read Full »

Why did the doctor suggest consulting an endocrinologist for my mother's weight gain?

Query: Hi doctor, My mom is complaining about headaches and burning sensation in the eyes. She has put on weight as well and recently she started complaining about pain in the right leg heel. So, I took her to an orthopedic doctor. He asked her about her menstrual cycle and when she replied that it has sto...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It could be due to her stopping of periods called menopause. During this period there occur hormonal changes, which causes these symptoms. I recommend her to get the following tests done and revert back. Serum estradiol. Serum vitamin D3 levels.   Read Full »

Why does my mother get vaginal bleeding suddenly after five years?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother was not having her periods from the past five years, but from yesterday, she started bleeding again. In these five years, she has not even bled for a single day. Why is she bleeding all of a sudden? What can be the cause?  Read Full »


Dr. Mavani Jimesh Himatbhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Five years no menstruation and now bleeding needs some detailed examination and investigations. Consult a nearby gynecologist, and let him or her see the source of the bleeding. Get an ultrasonography done. If bleeding is from the uterus, then your mom might need to ...  Read Full »

How common is urinary incontinence in women?

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to know about urinary incontinence in women. Why is urinary incontinence more prevalent in women? Why do pregnancy and menopause contribute to incontinence?  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhav Vishal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Female, unlike men, have short urethra and less effective urinary continence systems than men as a part of normal anatomy. Female normal continence is dependent on normal sphincter anatomy, normal vaginal anatomy, and pelvis muscle strength. Thus any factor causing c...  Read Full »

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