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How Will I Know When I Am Nearing Menopause
Menopause is defined as the absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more
You'll know: Perimenopausal symptoms include hot flashes, insomnia, lethargy, malaise, loss of sex drive, fatigue, Insulin resistance (with our standard american diets), loss of muscle tone, weakness, emotional changes, irritability, mood swings, vaginal dryness, pain with intercourse (feeling like sandpaper during intercourse) and other genitourinary problems. ...Read more
I'm pre menopause+b12 deficiency.getting injections.i feel lightheaded.pins and needles in my fingertips and face goes numb skin feels tight.doc knows?
When will i know when I am no longer fertile. I am 54 years old and believe I am in menopause. I have taken a hormone pill for 10 days in feb and stopped and did not have a period. That was almost a month ago. I just want to know when we can stop using co
End of one's period: Menopause is defined as the absence of menstruation (one's period) for a year. The ovaries have stop releasing eggs (ovulating), and estrogen and Progesterone levels fall off as well. One's period becomes intermittent, vaginal bleeding becomes irregular, and then stops, all over a course of several months. Symptoms include hot flashes, mood and sleep changes, thinning hair, less full breasts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many changes: Most women experience some combination of symptoms including: menstrual irregularities, irritability, mood changes, sleep disturbances, hot flushes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, and decreased libido. In no particular order or timing. Earliest symptoms can start up to 10 years before menoause. ...Read more
Varies: technically menopause ends with the last period, however you are probably referring to the symptoms of menopause. Symptoms may persists for a few months to several years. It varies tremendously and there is no way to predict for any one individual how long symptoms may persist ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ovaries stop working: Physiologically, menopause occurs when the ovaries stop producing eggs, and then stop making estrogen. If you are asking teleologically why this occurs, it is because, from an evolution point of view, it is not advantageous for a species to produce offspring at an older age when they are not likely to live long enough to have the offspring survive (life expectancy was ...Read more
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