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Menopause – What to Know and What To Expect

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Menopause marks the end of menstrual cycles and is defined as occurring 12 months after your last menstrual period. The average age for menopause is 51, although it can happen as early as the 40s. With the natural end of menstruation a woman's body goes through changes that no longer allow her to get pregnant.

In the time leading up to menopause (perimenopause), you may experience these symptoms:
  • Irregular periods
  • Weight gain
  • Vaginal dryness 
  • Hot flashes 
  • Night sweats 
  • Sleep problems 
  • Mood changes 
  • Thinning hair and dry skin 
Some woman will experience the symptoms of menopause, that include hot flashes, and emotional symptoms. If you experience problems with the symptoms of menopause – such as disruption of sleep, lower energy or anxiety – don't hesitate to talk with your doctor. There are many effective treatments available, from lifestyle adjustments to hormone therapy.

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