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Stages of Menopause

Menopause is simply the time in which the ovaries no longer release eggs, the production of key hormones decrease and menstruation ceases. Menopause is broken down into three stages to best describe the gradual changes that occur over the course of 10 to 20 years.

Perimenopause
The first signs of menopause typically start in a woman during her 40's and this is called perimenopause. This is the stage in which the ovaries begin to produce less estrogen and can last years before a final period. Signs of perimenopause include:

  • Irregular Periods
    The first symptom of perimenopause is a change in the length and frequency of monthly periods. This can mean more frequent or fewer periods.
  • Reduced Fertility
    Getting pregnant while in the perimenopause stage is not impossible but can become more challenging due to lowered estrogen levels and less consistent ovulation.
  • Night Sweats
    This is the result of hot and sweaty during the night. Many women subtly experience night sweats with gradual frequency over the years.
  • Sleep Disturbance
    Many women report sleep problems during the night caused by night sweats. However, others also experience difficultly falling asleep.
  • Vaginal Dryness
    Reduced levels of estrogen production can result in vaginal dryness and sometimes pain during sex.
  • Mood Swings
    Hormone changes and sleep issues are often the culprit of mood swings during perimenopause.
  • Incontinence
    Many women report having to urinate more frequently during the different stages of menopause. Also, cases of bladder infections are more frequent during the perimenopause.
  • Weight Gain
    Many women experience weight gain during menopause and typically experience and increased weight circumference.
  • Concentration Issues
    Memory and focus can be a struggle during the times of menopause.
  • Hot Flashes
    This is a sudden feeling of being hot and typically is felt in the chest, neck and face. Hot flashes typically last a few minutes and cause the face to redden. While some people report a few hot flashes during perimenopause, hot flashes are most prevalent after the period stops.

Menopause
The time in which your period has stopped for at least one year is the general definition of menopause. Most women stop having a period anywhere between their late 40's to early 60's. Due to the low production of estrogen and other key hormones the signs and symptoms of menopause are at an all time high. Night sweats, vaginal dryness, mood swings, concentration issues and more are most persistent.

Postmenopausal
When the symptoms of menopause decline, somewhere between 2 and 10 years after a period ceases, a women is said to be postmenopausal. This is a time when the symptoms of menopause are minimal.

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Published:  Thu, 23 Nov 2017 12:20:00 GMT



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From sticking your head inside the freezer during hot flashes to coming to grips with the fact your child-bearing years are behind you, menopause is a reality for every woman at some point. While most women have some idea as to when it will take place ...

Published:  Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:24:00 GMT



Hormone therapy in the menopause transition did not increase stroke risk

Postmenopausal hormone therapy is not associated with increased risk of stroke, provided that it is started early, according to a report from Karolinska Institutet published in the journal PLOS Medicine. Roughly three in ten women in the menopause ...

Published:  Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT



After Menopause, Should BMI Cutoff Be Lowered for Classifying Obesity

For postmenopausal women, traditional body mass index (BMI) cutoffs for classifying obesity may be too high, researchers reported. The sensitivity of defining obesity with a BMI of 30 was low among postmenopausal women with a body fat percentage of 35 or ...

Published:  Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:02:00 GMT



Ayurveda and Yoga for Menopause

Learn more about the ayurvedic approach to menopause, then join Kathryn for a yoga, pranayama, relaxation and meditation practice that is designed to support this stage of life. Thank you to , the official mat of Yoga International. Yoga classes are only ...

Published:  Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:25:00 GMT



How to hit the pause button on menopause and its annoying symptoms

Fresh off her appearance on "The Doctors" Friday, October 6th, Dr. Prudence Hall, author of the new book Radiant Again & Forever joins us to expound on topics such as "hitting pause on menopause" and some of its more annoying symptoms of weight gain ...

Published:  Wed, 15 Nov 2017 07:50:00 GMT



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The Menopause Treatment Market report explores on the basis of non-hormonal treatment, the market has been segmented as anti-depressants, anti-anxiety, anti-migraine and others. Based on the end user, the market has been segmented as hospitals & clinics ...

Published:  Mon, 20 Nov 2017 07:17:00 GMT



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