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What is menopause?

What is menopause?

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 more

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Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

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


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What is menopause like?

What is menopause like?

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

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When does menopause end?

When does menopause end?

It doesn't: Menopause is a life stage after which follicle development and estrogen/progesterone production in the ovary ends. It is lifelong. However, menopausal symptoms (like hot flashes) may dissipate after about five years. Other symptoms, such as vaginal dryness, may persist. ...Read more

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Why does menopause occur?

Why does menopause occur?

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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When does menopause occur?

When does menopause occur?

Average 50: It partly depends on family history, but somewhere around age 50. ...Read more

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When does menopause happen?

When does menopause happen?

Average age is 51: In the us the average age for natural menopause is 51. But it can happen earlier or later and still be normal. ...Read more

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Menopause relief naturally?

Options: Black cohosh is an herb which may be beneficial for hot flashes, but which should be avoided if there is liver illness. The lignans in flaxseed and flaxseed oil may help night sweats/ to obtain the most benefit from flaxseed oil, it should be cold grinded. The plant Estrogens in red clover may be helpful with mild menopausal symptoms but may be contraindicated in a woman with either breast >>. ...Read more

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Am i on the menopause quiz?

Menopause: Is one year without menses due to loss of estrogen production from the ovary. Average age is 52 but sx leading up to this can last 5 yrs. It can range from heavy, irregular bleeding to spacing and gradual loss of menses. Hormonal fluctuations can range from an occasional hot flashes to severe flashes creating insomnia and mood problems. See peimenopause, good luc. ...Read more

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What are signs of menopause?

What are signs of menopause?

Menopause symptoms: Menopause happens when your ovaries stop producing Estrogens and progesterones. This causes your period to stop coming. You could also have hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, decreased sex drive, irritabilty, difficulty sleeping, dry skin, and thinning hair. ...Read more

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