Post-menopause literary means after the menopause. It is after you have stopped having the monthly periods. This phase normally begins when you go for 12 consecutive months without having a period. Women who have had their ovaries surgically removed are considered to have entered this stage. This is because they no longer have a chance to have another period. In some cases, women who stop having periods because of chemotherapy might still resume their monthly cycle after the treatment.
In some cases this treatment can make you to go for a whole year without having your periods. Even when this happens, most doctors will not consider you to be post-menopausal. For them to make that conclusion, they have first to check your level of the follicle stimulating hormone or FSH.
Some women who may be undergoing hormone replacement therapy or HRT may not be technically post-menopausal because after the therapy they still may experience some of the menopausal symptoms. It is hard to determine the average age of this period because some women get very few hot flashes while others experience night sweats even when they are well into their 70s.
It is hard to determine the age at which you will stop experiencing the symptoms associated with this condition. This is because there are so many variables involved. Post-menopause has also its joys. You are relieved of heavy bleeding, hot flashes, night sweats as well as other symptoms associated with this condition. You also don’t have to worry about pregnancy any more.
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