Talking to Your Doctor About Menopause
by Amy Scholten, MPH
You have a unique medical history. Therefore, it is essential to talk with your doctor about your personal risk factors and/or experience with menopause. By talking openly and regularly with your doctor, you can take an active role in your care.
General Tips for Gathering Information
Here are some tips that will make it easier for you to talk to your doctor:
Specific Questions to Ask Your Doctor
About Your Risk of Developing Diseases Related to Estrogen Deficiency
About Treatment Options
If you decide to try counseling, interview counselors who specialize in midlife women’s issues, including menopause. Ask the following questions:
About Lifestyle Changes
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Tips for talking to your doctor. Family Doctor—American Academy of Family Physicians website. Available at: https://familydoctor.org/tips-for-talking-to-your-doctor. Updated May 2014. Accessed April 17, 2018.
Last reviewed March 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Marcie L. Sidman, MD
Last Updated: 3/15/2015
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