WHAT IS EARLY MENOPAUSE?

May 30, 2018 0 comment
  • Menopause happens when the ovaries no longer release an egg every month and menstruation stops
  • You have hit ‘menopause’ once you have gone 12 consecutive months without a menstrual cycle
  • The average age is around 51
  • Menopause before the age of 40 is premature menopause (1%)
  • Menopause between the ages 41-45 is early menopause (8%)
  • Menopausal symptoms are created by the changing levels of three hormones; oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone
  • The years leading up to menopause is called perimenopause and symptoms can last between 4 to 8 years and for some women can be longer
  • Symptoms can include hot flushes, weight gain, mood swings, dry vagina, and night sweats with no two women having the same experience
  • Serious health risks to young women include osteoporosis and heart disease

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