Menopause

Symptoms, advices, complications—everything you need to know about this process.

Menopause is a natural process that happens when menstruation ends—the ovary no longer produces eggs, and produces less estrogen and progesterone. This usually occurs around the age of 50. A woman is considered menopausal after one year without a period.

75% of menopausal women experience hot flashes that last between 3 and 6 minutes.

Symptoms

  • Irregular menstruation
  • Hot flashes
  • Insomnia
  • Night sweats
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Joint pain
  • Fatigue
  • Decreased libido
  • Weight gain
  • Short-term memory difficulties
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Intestinal disorders
  • Mood swings
  • Urinary infections

Complications

  • Osteoporosis
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Incontinence
  • Weight gain
  • High blood pressure
  • Coronary diseases

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Menopause

Menopause is a natural process that happens when menstruation ends—the ovary no longer produces eggs, and produces less estrogen and progesterone. This usually occurs around the age of 50. A woman is considered menopausal after one year without a period.
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