About Menopause

What Is Menopause?

Menopause is technically one day of a woman’s life. The day she hits one full year without a period is the day she reaches menopause. After that, she is in post-menopause. However, “menopause,” as it is commonly referred to, is the natural process a woman’s body undergoes as her ovaries gradually produce less estrogen and eventually stop releasing eggs.

The menopause transition is composed of three different stages:

The Stages of Menopause

STAGE 1

Perimenopause

ESTROGEN PRODUCTION FLUCTUATES

The first stage of menopause can last anywhere from one to seven years. Most women begin seeing signs of perimenopause in their 40s, but it’s not uncommon for women to see signs of early menopause in their 30s as well.
During perimenopause, estrogen production fluctuates and the first signs of menopause begin to appear. Your symptoms could include:
  • Hot flashes
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Mood swings
  • Vaginal dryness

STAGE 2

Menopause

12 CONSECUTIVE MONTHS WITHOUT A PERIOD

Once your body has gone a full 12 months without a period, you’ve reached menopause. During this time, your ovaries stop releasing eggs and your estrogen levels remain low, leading to a wide range of symptoms that could include:
  • Hot flashes
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Aches & pains
  • Weight gain
  • Mood swings

STAGE 3

Postmenopause

ESTROGEN PRODUCTION LEVELS OUT

During the years after menopause, most women see a reduction in their hot flashes, mood swings, and sleep disturbances.
Signs of post-menopausal health risks can be tough to spot, but because the body’s estrogen levels remain low, there are several new health conditions women in post-menopause need to be aware of, including:
  • Increased risk of heart disease
  • Increased risk of osteoporosis

Common Menopause Symptoms

Learn More About What You May Be Experiencing

Hot Flashes & Night Sweats

Decreased estrogen production can make the brain think the body is hot. It then triggers it to cool off by dilating blood vessels and sweating

Muscle & Joint Pain

Loss of estrogen during menopause can increase inflammation in the body and cause muscle and joint aches

Doctor explaining menopause symptoms

Weight
Gain

Menopause and weight gain seem to go hand in hand for many. Decreased estrogen can cause weight gain around the abdomen, hips, and thighs

Mood
Swings

Menopause can feel like an emotional roller coaster as your body’s hormone levels adjust. Irritability, anxiety, sadness, and fatigue are all common

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