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Questions You Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Ask Your Doctor About Menopause

During your menopause experience your doctor is your greatest weapon. Your doctor can answer all of your questions from why you have a lower sex drive to the best way to treat your vaginal dryness. It’s important to feel comfortable to ask them any questions you have. Here are a few common questions women are afraid to ask their doctors.

Will Menopause Require Any Changes in My Daily Life?

After you have gone 12 months without a period, notify your doctor. Your next doctor’s appointment will consist of questions about your current medical conditions and lifestyle habits, such as your diet, if you smoke, if you drink and how often you exercise. Women who go through menopause have a higher chance of heart disease and osteoporosis.

If your doctor finds that you have a higher chance of either of these diseases they may ask you to change your diet, take some additional supplements or increase the amount of times you exercise. Your daily life may change because of menopause, but it will only change for the better.

Does Taking One Aspirin a Day Keep My Symptoms Away?

A common myth older woman believe is that after a certain age you should start to take one aspirin a day, to help with pain. Though taking one aspirin, a day can lower the chances of having a heart attack and a stroke, it is not meant for everyone. The main purpose of aspirin is to think your blood and create a better blood flow.

Your doctor will advise you not to take aspirin if you are already taking a blood thinner for stomach ulcers, blood clotting issues or another health problem. Keep in mind aspirin isn’t the only medication that can relieve your pain from vaginal dryness.

Will Menopause Still Require Me to Test for STDs?

Pregnancy during menopause has a zero percent chance of happening, however the chances of getting an STD is still possible. A study performed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhea are three times more likely to happen to women who going through menopause.

During menopause you will already be facing the pain of vaginal dryness, why face the pain of an STD?

Menopause is a natural occurrence and it will come with plenty of questions involving vaginal dryness, mood swings and medications such as HRT. Don’t be afraid to discuss them with your doctor, even if they make you a bit uncomfortable.


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