-- Robert Preidt
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 10 (HealthDay News) -- A positive attitude and a
little preparation can help women deal with menopause, according to
Women should start preparing when they experience perimenopause,
the stage before menopause. Perimenopause typically begins in the
40s, but can start as early as the 30s, according to Dr. Karen
Deighan, chair of obstetrics/gynecology at Gottlieb Memorial
Hospital, Loyola University Health System.
"I give my perimenopausal patients a pep talk so they don't get down on themselves," she said in a Loyola news release. "I tell them that they shouldn't just let this transition happen. Women can be proactive about their health and take steps to minimize the side effects of menopause before it occurs."
Deighan offered the following tips:
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