Menopause is a normal part of aging. Mary Catherine DeRosa answers common questions about menopause. This is a common question that many women ask. For most women, the process begins around age 45 and lasts about six years with their last period occurring around age
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What are the signs of perimenopause? You're in your 40s, you wake up in a sweat at night, and your periods are erratic and often accompanied by heavy bleeding: Chances are, you're going through perimenopause. Many women experience an array of symptoms as their hormones shift during the months or years leading up to menopause — that is, the natural end of menstruation. It's also sometimes referred to as the menopausal transition, although technically, the transition ends 12 months earlier than perimenopause see "Stages of reproductive aging" below. Perimenopause has been variously defined, but experts generally agree that it begins with irregular menstrual cycles — courtesy of declining ovarian function — and ends a year after the last menstrual period.
Signs of Estrogen Dominance — and How to Fix It
It seems like female problems come in groups. Patients will learn they have fibrocystic breasts, then get treated for endometriosis or fibroids. A woman with a lifetime of heavy periods will end up at the fertility clinic.
Hormone replacement therapy HRT , possibly the most controversial medicine ever invented, will not kill you. That was the conclusion this week of a big, respectable study in the United States that was one of the first to flag up the risk of breast cancer. Women who took the tablets to alleviate the hot flushes and night sweats that assail them, prevent them sleeping and can make life intolerable were no more likely to be dead 18 years later than women who did not.