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Perimenopause – Dr. Ralph J. Turner

Menopause usually doesn’t happen all at once. There is a transitional period before menopause during which a woman may experience changes in her cycles and in her mood. This period, that precedes menopause, is called perimenopause. The U.T. Health Science Center at Tyler’s Dr. Ralph Turner discusses perimenopause in this post to HealthConnection.TV.

What is perimenopause and how is it different from menopause? (first question)

When does perimenopause start and how long does it last? (skip to 1:19)

What are the symptoms of perimenopause? (skip to 2:13)

How does a woman know when she’s gone from perimenopause into menopause? (skip to 3:01)

How is perimenopause diagnosed? (skip to 3:14)

Can a woman experiencing perimenopause still get pregnant? (skip to 4:18)

How does a woman know if she is experiencing perimenopause or if it is something more serious? (skip to 4:30)

What are the treatment options for perimenopause? (skip to 5:24)

Are there things a woman can do aside from medical treatment to reduce the symptoms of perimenopause? (skip to 6:31)

Acid Reflux – Dr. Bola Olusola

You may know it as heartburn – that burning sensation you get in your chest, often at night and often after a heavy meal. But its clinical name is Acid Reflux and when it becomes more than an occasional nuisance, it may cause serious complications and lead to much more serious diseases. In this post to HealthConnection.TV, the U.T. Health Science Center at Tyler’s Dr. Bola Olusola talks about recognizing, treating and avoiding Acid Reflux disease.

What is acid reflux and what causes it? (first question)

It seems like more people than ever suffer with acid reflux. How common is it? (skip to 1:10)

There are many drugs to treat acid reflux — Pepto-Bismol, Pepcid AC, Zantac, Prilosec, Prevacid, Nexium — how do you choose which one will work best? (skip to 1:53)

When is acid indigestion serious enough to warrant seeing a doctor? (skip to 4:12)

How is chronic acid indigestion treated? (skip to 4:36)

Can what feels like acid indigestion actually be something more serious? (skip to 7:15)

Are there risks attendant to taking daily medications like Prilosec or Nexium for an extended period of time? (skip to 8:39)

What are the risks attendant to leaving acid reflux untreated? (skip to 10:22)

Is it possible for someone to still have acid reflux even after taking daily medication? (skip to 12:24)

What are some practical steps that can be taken to avoid or reduce acid reflux? (skip to 13:18)