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What is menopause?
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Aaron Stupple
General Practice
9 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Aaron Stupple
Aaron Stupple
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Dr. Paula Hillard
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: The end of periods
The medical definition of menopause is no periods for a year. The average age at menopause is around 50 yo.
Usually periods become more irregular before they finally stop. It's not possible to predict the final menstrual period very accurately. It occurs when the ovaries stop producing hormones.

In brief: The end of periods
The medical definition of menopause is no periods for a year. The average age at menopause is around 50 yo.
Usually periods become more irregular before they finally stop. It's not possible to predict the final menstrual period very accurately. It occurs when the ovaries stop producing hormones.
Dr. Paula Hillard
Dr. Paula Hillard
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