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Menopause – The Role of Hormones

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Menopause, Every women goes through the same.

Women go through different experiences while going through these phases. Many women report no physical changes during perimenopause except irregular menstrual periods that stop when menopause is reached. Other women experience symptoms of hot flashes, night sweats etc. If you are experiencing these symptoms, visit your medical practitioner.

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There are various stages of menopause, and commonly, women reach menopause in their 40s or 50s, but the average age is 51 in the United States .



Following are the stages – Premenopause, Perimenopause, Menopause, and Postmenopause.

Hormonal changes may begin 8 to 10 years before menopause actually occurs, often in a woman’s 40s, but it can begin in the 30s as well. Symptoms or challenges of the perimenopause stage can be very similar to the symptoms or challenges of menopause or postmenopause.


Premenopause

Premenopause is the time before any menopausal symptoms occur. Women still have periods, whether they are regular or irregular.

Perimenopause

Perimenopause means “around or near menopause.” During this stage, women begin to experience symptoms of hormonal changes. The average length of the perimenopause stage is about four years. For some, it may only last a few months, and others, it may go beyond the four years. During this time, it is still possible to become pregnant. 

Menopause

Menopause occurs when a woman no longer gets a menstrual period for 12 consecutive months. This is when the ovaries have stopped producing eggs and have also stopped producing most of their estrogen. As noted, the average age of menopause is 51 years old.

Postmenopause

Postmenopausal stage is If it’s been over a year since the woman’s last menstrual cycle, she is then in the postmenopause stage.


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