How long does menopause last?

Menopause. Menopause is defined as the cessation of menstrual periods for 1 year. The symptoms of menopause can continue for a short period of time in some women e.g. For a few months or in other women symptoms can continue for 20 + years. If you are experiencing symptoms related to menopause, see your doctor for relief of these symptoms.
It is variable! I will assume that you are talking about the most common symptoms, such as hot flashes. Here are some facts: 1 80 percent will continue to have them for more than one year. 2. They tend to stop spontaneously within four to five years of onset in most women 3. 9 percent reporting persistent symptoms after age 70 years I hope this helps you!

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If I am now 54, how long does menopause last?

Menopause. Menopause is defined as the normal ending of the menstrual cycle after one year without a period. The ovaries stop producing eggs and hormones. So women can no longer conceive after menopause and decreasing hormone levels can cause symptoms of aging, hot flashes, mood changes, skin changes less libido and vaginal dryness. Symptoms can be treated with both traditional and natural approaches.

Hi, on average, how long does menopause last? Also, what can I do about menopause causing no libido :- (thank you! Marie

Varies. Menopause starts and ends differently for each women. The loss of estrogen and testosterone following menopause can lead to changes in a woman's sexual drive and functioning. During and after menopause, vaginal dryness can be treated with water-soluble lubricants such as k-y jelly. You can also talk to your doctor about vaginal estrogen therapy.
Decide. On whether you are willing to take hormone therapy. I use them a lot with my patients. Have your estrogen, Progesterone and testosterone tested. Make them use a mass spectrometer for the testosterone. If low then replace to normal levels. Just like you would if your thyroid was low. Also, sex drive derives from other physical, psychological, and spiritual aspects to libido. Talk to your gyn.
Menopause. Menopause is a slow transition that usually slowly initiates around age 35 and completes by age 55. It truly varies tremendously though. Often it follows genetic patterns. There are ways to limit the symptoms: ssris (eg lexapro, (escitalopram) prozac) limit the hot flashes & mood swings; bioidentical hormones & viagra treat loss of libido; exercise helps mood&sleep; estrogen cream treats vaginal driness.
Menopause Is Forever. In menopause the ovaries are permanently no longer producing both estrogen (estradiol) and progesterone, which are potent female hormones. Every cell in a woman's body has estrogen and Progesterone receptors, not just the reproductive system, so the entire body suffers once in menopause. Cyclic bhrt can help, libido included.

I am almost 45 yrs old. Bad headaches before & after period. Menopause? How long does menopause last?

Ask your mother. Your menopause duration may be approximated by your mother's. Menstrual HA's may respond to various protocols. If you'd like to sign up for a virtual consult I'd be happy to share some of the most successful ones I've had with patients in my Womens Headache Clinic. Write me at: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR por si acaso te gustaria una cita por el Internet. Ciao!

Can you tell me how long does menopause usually last?

Varies. The definition of "menopause" is no period for 12 months. The symptoms of menopause (hot flashes, sleep problems, etc.) can go on for years. There are ways to address the various problems. Check out the north american menopause society website for help.

After having a complete hysterectomy, how long does menopause usually last?

Menopause. Having a hysterectomy doesnt lead to menopause. Having your ovaries removed at the time of hyst. Leads to a surgical menopause. If this is your case, menopause means cessation of menstrual period. You will be menopausal for the rest of your life. Symptoms can last a few months or a few years. They can even recurr in later life. If surgical menopause, symptoms are worse sometimes than for natural menop.

How long does pre-menopause last? I've been dealing with the symptoms of menopause, with hot flashes and thinning hair and all of that, for about four years now, but I'm still getting periods about once every two or three months. When is this going to sto

I. I am sorry that you are going through all of that. The average pre-menopause and menopause last anywhere from 2-6 years depending on the patient. I am not sure of your age. The average age of period cessation for women is 53-54. As yours has been going on for so long, seeing a gynecologist to discuss your symptoms and possible treatment would be a reasonable consideration. In addition, other causes of hair thinning, such as hypothyroidism, should be ruled out, though certainly hair does thin for some women through menopause.

How long does a menopause period last not in years but in days?

Varies. The last menstrual period a woman has may be lighter, heavier, longer, or shorter than her usual periods. "menopause" is a transition time that lasts months to years, not days.