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What Is Menopause? What Are The Symptoms Of Menopause?

Posted Jun 29 2009 6:08pm
Medical News Today
Editor's Choice Main Category: Menopause

The menopause marks the time in a woman's life when her menstruation stops and she is no longer fertile (able to become pregnant). In the UK the average age for the menopause is 52 (National Health Service), while in the USA it is 51 (National Institute of Aging). About one fifth of women in India experience menopause before the age of 41, a study found. The menopause is a normal part of like - it is a milestone, just like puberty - it is not a disease or a condition. Even though it is the time of the woman's last period symptoms may begin many years earlier. Some women may experience symptoms for months or years afterwards. Click here for the rest of the article...

Note from Andrea: I have the usual problems with this article---no differentiation between HRT with synthetic hormones and BHRT which is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, and the ever present recommendation of antidepressants for menopausal symptoms. The article, does, however, present a good overview of menopausal symptoms, and for that reason I am including it as a post this morning. Have a great day, everyone!
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