Menopause | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • Do my symptoms indicate that I might be going through menopause?
  • My menstrual cycle is irregular. What symptoms might indicate that the irregularity is caused by something other than menopause?
  • I’m uncomfortable and/or don’t feel well. Is there a way to safely treat my symptoms?
  • I’ve heard that soy products or herbal supplements may help. Are these effective? Are they good options for me?
  • Am I a candidate for hormone replacement therapy?
  • What are the risks and benefits of hormone replacement therapy?
  • Am I at risk for heart disease or osteoporosis?
  • Do I need any tests, such as bone density screening?
  • Now that I’m going through menopause, what changes, if any, should I make to my diet and exercise?


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Reviewed/Updated: 03/14
Created: 01/96