EarlyMenopause.com is the leading support network for women experiencing early menopause and premature ovarian failure (POF/POI). We pride ourselves on our accessibility for women, whatever their situation, and work to accommodate all women including those experiencing menopause at a 'normal' age. Our full new website and community remain under ongoing development due to restricted funding, but in the meantime we continue to provide helpful resources, factsheets and peer support via our existing platform.
Our goal is simple - to nurture a safe, loving and positive environment in which women can learn, interact and seek support. We believe education and coping mechanisms together are a potent complement to your regular healthcare, and we encourage all readers to utilise our resources and get involved in the community.
- An Introduction by a woman going through early menopause herself
- What IS Early Menopause?: A look at the collective term...and at the different specific conditions often referred to as early menopause (including premature ovarian failure, surgical menopause, chemical menopause, etc.)
- The Causes of Early Menopause: An explanation of the common causes of premature ovarian failure, early menopause, surgical menopause and chemical menopause -- as well as a brief look at other disorders that may cause menopausal symptoms. Also special articles on POF and Perimenopause.
- A Checklist of the common symptoms of early menopause, tips on how to minimize them, and a monthly chart to keep track of your symptoms
- Hormone Level Tests: The tests you should ask your doctor for and what they mean
- FAQs: Frequently asked questions about early menopause in general, symptoms, HRT and more
- Available Forms of HRT: (includes information on the newest forms of HRT and commonly prescribed birth control pills!) Also -- Equivalent Doses of HRT -- a comparison chart of dosages, and Available Forms of HRT in the UK
- Vitamins & Minerals For Early Menopause: What can help you to cope with symptoms and fight long term risks AND Other Natural Remedies for Early Menopause Symptoms: Herbs, phytoestrogens and other supplements....and the specific symptoms they can help
- Message Boards: - Join the online discussions!
Boards for general discussion; infertility support; surgical menopause; coping without HRT; and more!
- Special Topics: Need information on a specific issue? Check here for special in-depth articles on topics including:
-- Comparing Types of Calcium
-- Fighting Osteoporosis
-- Making Sense of HRT
-- HRT vs. Birth Control Pills
-- Sex and Libido
-- Relationship Issues
-- Finding the Right Doctor
-- Working with your Doctor
-- Coping Emotionally
-- Heart Health
-- Watching your Weight with EM
-- Coping with Insomina
-- How you Eat and Live
-- Treatment Options in Early Menopause
Also includes a special article on The WHI HRT Study -- what does it mean for younger women? Great to read if you're worried about taking HRT,
- Books that May Help: Recommended reading on a range of issues related to early menopause
- Early Menopause.com in the Media
* Cosmopolitan magazine, March 2005 * Fitness Magazine, May 2003 *Inside Edition * Discovery Health Channel's SHE-TV * WCBS-TV (New York), 11 O'Clock News * Home Page (NBC and MSNBC) *Lifetime Live, * Good Morning America *New York Post * WABC-TV (New York) Eyewitness News *WNBC-TV (New York) Nightly News * Essence magazine
- News You Can Use: Regularly updated women's health news stories
- Links: Useful sites, clinical research trials, medical information and much more
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- About EarlyMenopause.com: Disclaimer and information