About Menopause

What Is Menopause?

Menopause is technically one day of a woman's life. Women may experience early menopause symptoms, but the day she hits one full year without a menstrual 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:


Menopause Frequently Asked Questions

The Stages of Menopause

STAGE 1

Perimenopause

ESTROGEN PRODUCTION FLUCTUATES

The first stage of menopause can last anywhere from one to seven years. Early menopause symptoms may show earlier, but most women begin seeing signs of perimenopause in their 40s; it's not uncommon for women to see signs of early menopause in their 30s as well. When a woman experiences early Menopause symptoms in her 30’s she could be starting premature Menopause.
 
During perimenopause, estrogen production fluctuates and the first signs of menopause begin to appear. With the disruption of hormone levels in this menopausal transition, your menopause symptoms could include:
  • Hot flashes
  • Irregular periods
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Night sweats
  • Mood swings
  • Vaginal dryness

STAGE 2

Menopause

12 CONSECUTIVE MONTHS WITHOUT A PERIOD

Once your body has gone a full 12 months without a menstrual cycle, you've reached menopause. During this time of hormonal change and lack of a menstrual cycle, a woman’s ovaries stop releasing eggs and estrogen levels remain low, leading to a wide range of menopausal symptoms that could include:
  • Aches & pains
  • Weight gain
  • Mood swings

STAGE 3

Postmenopause

ESTROGEN PRODUCTION LEVELS OUT

During the years after natural menopause, the average menopausal woman will see a reduction in her 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

Vaginal Irritation

Loss of estrogen during menopause can cause vaginal irritation, soreness, and itching

early menopause symptoms

POOR
SLEEP QUALITY

Many women complain of disturbed sleep during the peri-menopause and after menopause. Complaints about poor sleep include difficulty falling and staying asleep, coupled with early morning and nocturnal awakenings

Mood
Swings

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

Where's the Relief?

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Where's the Relief?

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