What happens to your body during menopause? When a woman goes into natural menopause her levels of the female hormone estrogen start to decline. At this time, the ovaries slowly stop making estrogen and menopause begins. Estrogen affects every part of the body вЂ” the skin, heart, brain, blood vessels, bones and reproductive organs to name a few. How long is it safe to be on HRT? Most experts agree that if HRT is used on a short-term basis (no more than five years), the benefits outweigh the risks. If HRT is taken for longer, particularly for more than 10 years, you should discuss your individual risks with your GP and review them on an annual basis. How can a doctor tell if you are in menopause? During menopause, vaginal pH rises to a balance of 6. If you 're having menopausal symptoms, your doctor may order tests to rule out other conditions, such as ovarian failure or a thyroid condition. These tests may include: a blood test to check your levels of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and estrogen. Can menopause be reversed naturally? Emerging research suggests that it could be, at least temporarily. Scientists are looking at two potential treatments, melatonin therapy and ovarian rejuvenation. Each therapy aims to reduce the symptoms of menopause and revive natural ovulation. Research into these treatments is still in its early stages. What antidepressants are good for menopause? For example, a 2014 clinical trial found that a low dose of the SNRI venlafaxine (Effexor) worked almost as well as traditional hormone therapy for reducing hot flashes. Another clinical trial from 2015 found that a low dose of the SSRI paroxetine (Paxil) improved sleep quality in women going through menopause.
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