menopause

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Menopause occurs 1 year after the last time you had a period. However, when perimenopausal (the time leading up to your period stopping) you can have a # of sxs. Sxs may include waking up in the middle of the night sweating heavily; dryness of the vaginal tissue; irregularity of periods, hot flashes; mood swings & decreased interest in sex. In the US the ave age for menopause is 51.
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what's menopause?

End of periods.

Menopause is the naturally occurring cessation of menses. It can come early or in some cases be prolonged. Usually occurs in the early 50's. This is due to "ovarian failure". It is a natural process. Can be causes by illness and medications and of course surgery if the ovaries are removed. Some women welcome it. Others have disdain due to hot flashes that may occur.
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What is menopause?

End of one's period

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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.
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What is menopause like?

Many changes

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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.
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Menopause or overheated?

MENOPAUSE?

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Menopausal syndrome is the time when hot flashes, sweating, nervousness appear before the disappearance of menstruation.
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When does menopause end?

It doesn't

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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.
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Is there a male menopause?

Yes

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I believe it. Andropause is not completely like menopause as the men's testosterone production does not COMPLETELY stop but there is a gradual decrease in it that it can cause some problem similar to menopause. It's not a recognized medical condition (no billable code for the doc on ICD-10) but hypogonadism is a similar and more appropriate term and accepted.
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When does menopause occur?

Average 50

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It partly depends on family history, but somewhere around age 50.
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When does menopause happen?

Average age is 51

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In the US the average age for natural menopause is 51. But it can happen earlier or later and still be normal.
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Does PCOS end at menopause?

No

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PCOS is caused by increased insulin, insulin resistance that is all part of the diabetes II disease spectrum. At menopause, the ovarian aspects will dissipate for the most part with decreased androgen or male hormone production, but the metabolic syndrome, diabetes process continues. This is a chronic disease with no cure, only maintenance control. Low Carb High Fat diet is best treatment.
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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 >>
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