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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:

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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Menopause In The News

Insomnia treatment may help ease depression during menopause

(Reuters Health) - Women going through menopause may have fewer symptoms of depression when they get treatment for insomnia than when they don't, a recent experiment suggests. Researchers recruited 11...

Published:  Fri, 18 Jan 2019 13:52:00 GMT



Bleeding after menopause: Get it checked out

Bleeding after menopause is likely caused by a noncancerous condition, but it should always be checked to rule out endometrial cancer, the most common gynecological cancer. It's very curable if ...

Published:  Fri, 18 Jan 2019 16:48:00 GMT



The Change Before "˜the Change': 5 Facts to Help You Prepare for Menopause Symptoms

If your vision of menopause looks extreme - like hot flashes that have you sweating through a tank top in February - take heart. The transition to menopause is often a lot less dramatic than ...

Published:  Fri, 18 Jan 2019 05:31:00 GMT



Menopause: A New Beginning in a Woman's Life

Menopause is not the end of life, but the beginning of a stage that occupies almost a third of a female's life. On the other hand, it is suggested that the climacteric is not the cessation of existenc...

Published:  Thu, 17 Jan 2019 15:19:00 GMT



Mindfulness could ease emotional symptoms of the menopause, scientists say

It's a relaxing technique claimed to reduce stress and anxiety and is endorsed by A-listers including Angelina Jolie and Emma Watson. And now scientists say mindfulness could also help women reduce th...

Published:  Thu, 17 Jan 2019 01:44:00 GMT



Louise Palanker: Pathway to Coaching, Dealing with Significant Other's Exes, Menopause

That is an admirable goal. There are many pathways to every career. For this specific aspiration you will need a college education. Stay involved in sports and as you get ready to apply to universitie...

Published:  Sat, 19 Jan 2019 09:47:00 GMT



Menopause discrimination is a real thing - this is how employers can help

Carol Atkinson receives funding from a number of organisations including Welsh Government and CIPD. Fiona Carmichael and Joanne Duberley do not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding ...

Published:  Mon, 14 Jan 2019 05:28:00 GMT



"Doctors Are Failing Women": How This Entrepreneur is Redefining Menopause Care

Let's face it. Doctors, even gynecologists and women's health practitioners, don't have all the answers about menopause and how to treat the myriad symptoms that come along with "the change" -- hot fla...

Published:  Tue, 08 Jan 2019 06:51:00 GMT



Woman has organ-crushing 3.5 STONE tumour removed after thinking she'd just got fat during menopause

Brenda Cridland had no idea that she had endometriosis or that the condition had caused her develop a huge mass Brenda Cridland, from Idaho, USA, put her weight gain and stomach pains down to ageing. ...

Published:  Fri, 18 Jan 2019 09:51:00 GMT



Long-lasting menopause symptoms may be tied to slightly higher breast cancer risk

(Reuters Health) - Women who experience symptoms of menopause, like hot flashes or night sweats, for many years may be slightly more likely to develop breast cancer than women who never had these symp...

Published:  Thu, 17 Jan 2019 08:36:00 GMT




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