Also called: Change of life

Menopause is the time in a woman's life when her period stops. It usually occurs naturally, most often after age 45. Menopause happens because the woman's ovary stops producing the hormones estrogen and progesterone. A woman has reached menopause when she has not had a period for one year. Changes and symptoms can start several years earlier. They include A change in periods - shorter or longer, lighter or heavier, with more or less time in between Hot flashes and/or night sweats Trouble sleeping Vaginal dryness Mood swings Trouble focusing Less hair on head, more on face Menopause is not a disorder. Most women do not need treatment for it. However, if symptoms are severe, medicines may help. After menopause, women are more vulnerable to bone loss and heart disease . Exercise and eating right can help keep women healthy as they age.

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    paranoid .... help
    I am 48, havent had a period for 6 years, am menopausal, hot flushes, weight gain, depression, anxiety, awwww just everything. The thing that bothers - 79% more...
    Alison65- over a year ago - in Menopause
  3. link Aaami
    I am only 23 and i have very light period since last 4 months.
    Please help me. I am only 23. And without any reason my period become very light, it is about 20% of normal. What i should do?
    Aaami- over a year ago - in Menopause
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    Menopause: I feel like someone I loved has died
    I've tried to describe the feeling in my heart or at my sternum or in my stomach (it's somewhere in that vicity)....I am always carrying around this f - 67% more...
    Leighlatchum- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Menopause
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    Period after 6 months. Sleepy all the time.
    I am 50 and thought i had completly gone thorugh menopuse last year. After 6 months of no period, i came on yesterday very heavy. lots of blood clots. - 72% more...
    Perlav0826- over a year ago - in Menopause
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    HELPPPP!!!!
    i AM SO PLEASED TO FIND THIS FORUM ABOUT MENOPAUSE. i AM HAVING A TERRIBLE, i MEAN TERRIBLE TIME. i THOUGHT THAT I WAS GOING CRAZY. My head is in a fo - 48% more...
    Cjan- over a year ago - in Menopause
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    menopause makes me hate my husband
    i am post menopause by two years and i am experiencing very strange emotions and i want to know if anyone else feels this way.. about the time i shoul - 75% more...
    Lollypop2- over a year ago - in Menopause
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    Early Menopause
    I'm 49 started menopause at 41. Oh yes, the mood swings, hot flashes, my poor family. Anxiety levels, head fog, ridiculous. Oh yes let's not forget de - 31% more...
    Sunflower2- over a year ago - in Menopause
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    54 and so much "post" menopause stuff
    This post menopause stinks!! 54 with an FSH of 130. Intact uterus, so doctor lowered my Vivelle Dot to 0.050(?). Feel like crap; face breaking out ter - 34% more...
    Dizzyone- over a year ago - in Menopause
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    Painful breasts
    I have read many peoples posts and can't seem to find anyone else that has mentioned engorged, extremly painful breasts. I can't stand the pain. I am - 90% more...
    Just Me- over a year ago - in Menopause
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