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More about Menopause Symptoms and Treatments

menopa1.jpg Menopause is the natural, permanent cessation of the menstrual cycle that occurs during middle age and signals the end of a woman's child-bearing years. The transition is often accompanied by various physical and emotional symptoms (the result of hormonal changes) but it's important to remember that menopause itself is not a disease or illness, and most of its uncomfortable symptoms are easily treatable.

 Menopause is like an inversion of puberty: a time of hormonal, physical and emotional changes which signifies the shutting down of the reproductive system. Menopause is defined as the end of menstruation, and is usually diagnosed when a women has gone a full year without having any periods.

Menopause occurs on average around the age of 51, but most women start to experience physical and emotional changes long before menopause actually occurs.


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