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Ask the Right Questions at Your Next Doctor's Appointment

Who is the appointment for?

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What is the reason for this appointment?

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Has a doctor diagnosed you or your loved one with menopause?

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Is the appointment with a current or new doctor?

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What are your symptoms? (Optional)

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What medications are you taking (if any) for Menopause? (Optional)

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Most important questions to ask about Menopause

Top 10 Questions about Menopause

  1. What is menopause and what causes it?
  2. How long does menopause and its symptoms usually last?
  3. What is most likely to trigger my menopause symptoms, such as hot flashes and sleep problems?
  4. What is my risk for heart disease and breast cancer now that I am in menopause?
  5. What is my risk for osteoporosis and should I have a bone density test?
  6. What are my treatment options for menopause?
  7. Is hormone replacement therapy safe and appropriate for me based on my personal and family medical history?
  8. Are there lifestyle changes, such as diet, exercise, quitting smoking, and limiting alcohol, I can use to improve my symptoms?
  9. What can I expect from my menopause medication and how long will it take to start working?
  1. What is menopause and what causes it?
  2. Is menopause curable or controllable?
  3. How long does menopause and its symptoms usually last?
  4. How will menopause affect my daily life and long-term health?
  5. What is most likely to trigger my menopause symptoms, such as hot flashes and sleep problems?
  6. What is my risk for heart disease and breast cancer now that I am in menopause?
  7. What is my risk for osteoporosis and should I have a bone density test?
  8. What types of healthcare providers, such as a gynecologist, do I need to see and when?
  9. What are the symptoms of menopause?
  10. Could my menopause symptoms be caused by another medical condition?
  11. How is menopause diagnosed?
  12. Can my primary care doctor diagnose menopause or will I need to see a specialist?
  13. What age range are women most likely to experience menopause?
  14. What are my treatment options for menopause?
  15. Is hormone replacement therapy safe and appropriate for me based on my personal and family medical history?
  16. What should I do if my menopuase symptoms get worse?
  17. What might happen if I do nothing to treat my menopause?
  18. Are there lifestyle changes, such as diet, exercise, quitting smoking, and limiting alcohol, I can use to improve my symptoms?
  19. Is it safe for me to try alternative therapies, such as mind-body exercises and soy or other herbal supplements?
  20. How can I manage changes in my sexuality and support my intimate relationship?
  21. What support groups or services are available to help me deal with menopause and my symptoms?
  22. How will I know if my treatment plan is working well or if it needs to be changed?
  23. What can I expect from my menopause medication and how long will it take to start working?
  24. Do I need to take my menopause medication when I'm not having symptoms?
  25. How and when should I take my medication and what should I do if I miss a dose?
  26. How long will I need to take my menopause medication?
  27. What are the possible risks, benefits, side effects, and interactions of my menopause medication?

What to Discuss

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