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Ready for Your
Menopause
Assesment?

Discover which stage of menopause you're in and understand your symptoms by answering a few quick questions.

Based on your answers, you're in:

Pre Menopause

Early Perimenopause

Late Perimenopause

Menopause

Post Menopause

Induced Menopause

Premature Menopause

EQUELLE Menopause Chart

If you are still experiencing regular periods, you have not yet started the natural menopausal transition. If you are experiencing health issues or symptoms commonly observed with menopause, we advise you consult your healthcare professional as other medical conditions can also result in similar symptoms.

Perimenopause is known as a transition period before menopause when periods are irregular due to hormonal changes. It can last from 2 – 8 years but for most women, it is about 4 years. Almost 9 out of 10 women experience changes to their period cycles before entering menopause. Irregular periods may occur due to fluctuations in estrogen production and you may experience menopausal symptoms. Early perimenopause is characterized by persistent changes in cycle length and/or other key factors such as menstruation flow. Your periods may be longer or shorter in duration, as was more or less frequent and heavier or lighter than normal. It can be considered when the time between consecutive periods is less than 2 months.

Perimenopause is known as a transition period before menopause when periods are irregular due to hormonal changes. It can last from 2 – 8 years but for most women, it is about 4 years. Almost 9 out of 10 women experience changes to their period cycles before entering menopause. Irregular periods may occur due to fluctuations in estrogen production and you may experience menopausal symptoms. Late perimenopause is characterized by decreased period occurrence and noted when there are longer durations between consecutive periods (greater than 2 months).

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, which can lead to a wide range of symptoms.

All the time following menopause is considered post-menopause; all periods have ceased for longer than 12 months and there are low hormone levels which may lead to variety of symptoms as well as increased risk for certain conditions which may affect bone and heart health. Menopausal symptoms may occur for a long time after menopause. with studies showing an average of 4.5 years but some that continue to have symptoms up to 14 years after the final menstruation.

Premature menopause is defined as reaching menopause before 40. Induced menopause is defined as cessation of periods due to medical intervention (i.e. surgery). While both premature/induced menopause may cause similar symptoms as natural menopause, some symptoms may be more intense and other health concerns may exist. If you have undergone premature and/or induced menopause, we advise you consult your healthcare professional to discuss your specific needs.

Your Symptoms

Hot Flashes

76%

76% (or 3 out of 4)

of women reported experiencing this during menopause transition1

Mood Changes (e.g. sadness, irritability, etc.)

43%

43% (2 out of 5)

of menopausal/postmenopausal women currently experience emotional changes4

Vaginal Health Changes (dryness, discomfort, etc.)

51%

51% (or 1 out of 2)

of women reported experience this during menopause transition1

Skin/Hair Changes (drier than usual, unwanted facial hair, acene, etc.)

42%

42% (2 out of 5)

of menopausal/postmenopausal women currently experience4

Tiredness/Less Energy

30%

30% (almost 1/3)

of menopausal/postmenopausal women currently experience4

Sleep Disturbances

40%

40% (or 2 out of 5)

of women reported experiencing this during menopause transition2

Night Sweats

67%

67% (or 2 out of 3)

of women reported experiencing this during menopause transition1

Forgetfulness/Can't Concentrate

23%

23% (or 1 out of 5)

of menopausal/postmenopausal women currently experience4

Muscle Aches & Joint Pain

17%

17% (or 1 in 6)

of women reported experience this during menopause transition3

Weight Gain

60%

60% (or 3 out of 5)

women reported experiencing this during menopause transition1

Other

What other symptoms are you experiencing?

REFERENCES

1. Simon et al. Menopuase. 2013; 20(10): 1043-48.
2. Kravitz et al. Menopause 2003. 10(1): 19-28.
3. Dugan et al. Clinical Journal of Pain. 2006; 22(4):325-31.
4. 2017 Gallup Study of Menopause Management

Management options

Make diet and lifestyle changes such as stress reduction, healthy eating and regular exercise

Incorporate supplements that address symptoms into your wellness routine

Consider prescription options such as hormone therapy and/or other medications