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Midlife Health

At UVA, we help you maximize your physical, emotional and sexual health while minimizing the effects of the hormonal and physiological changes that occur at midlife.

Emphasizing prevention, we help you find ways to take care of yourself through lifestyle changes, screenings and complementary therapies that enhance your well being.

We're leaders in the development of new hormone therapies and antidepressant combinations that help treat menopausal symptoms while preventing bone loss and cancer.

Our specialists can help you find ways, including hormone therapy (HT), to manage:

About Our Midlife Health Clinic

Sleep problems, weight gain, hot flashes, lack of libido: Menopause can feel overwhelming. Let us help you manage how menopause effects your life. View transcript.

One Woman's Experience With Yoga as Medicine

In middle age, stress increases your risk for a number of issues, including sexual dysfunction. Yoga, meditation, mindfulness, deep breathing — these de-stressors can help your heart and provide relief for hot flashes.

Yoga can also lower blood pressure. Read this woman's story of avoiding blood pressure medication through medical yoga.

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