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If you find it difficult to wade through all the information about health and medicine, you've come to the right place! At The Doctors' Corner, doctors and specialists from Prentice Women's Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital provide the answer to your most pressing health questions.

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What is menopause?

When does menopause begin?

What are some age appropriate screenings for menopausal women?

How can integrative medicine help women who are goin through menopause?

If you're going through menopause, is it better to have hormones? (whether it’s the bio identicals or the HRT)

What are bio identical hormones?

Are there side effects in the bio identicals?

How long can women experience hot flashes?

What are some of the worst symptoms of menopause?

What is the difference between menopause and perimenopause?

When does perimenopause usually occur and how long does it last?

Do all women experience perimenopausal symptoms?

What are some of the emotional changes women might undergo during menopause and perimenopause?

Are there symptoms of menopause and perimenopause that aren't normal?

What are the treatment options for perimenopause?

Will symptoms stop once a woman is finished with perimenopause?

Do women have to suffer through menopause?

Is a mother's experience with menopause a reliable predictor?

Is there anything that can cause menopause to occur earlier or later in a woman's life?

As women approach menopause is there anything they can do to prepare?

What sort of sexual changes will a woman undergo in menopause or perimenopause?

When do women's hormones begin to decline?

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