Menopause is the time in a woman's life when her period stops. It usually occurs naturally, most often after age 45.
In North America, the average age for menopause to occur is about 51. Although it can happen earlier or later depending on each individual. What occurs during menopause?- The ovaries no longer produce high levels of hormones. The ovaries are the reproductive glands that store eggs and release them into the fallopian tubes. They also produce the female hormones estrogen and progesterone as well as testosterone. When will I know I am Menopausal?- A woman has reached menopause when she has not had a period for one year (generally). What are the signs/symptoms during menopause?- Irregular periods, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, sleep disturbances, and mood swings—all results of unevenly changing levels of ovarian hormones (estrogen) in your body. The symptoms may continue for an average of four to five years, but they decrease in frequency and intensity.
A great quote by Team MM in their article The Stigman Around Menopause "menopause is inevitable, and will occur to every woman at some point and so we really aren’t dealing with something that happens to a small percentage of the population. Breaking the stigma requires open discussion and clear information. Embrace what god intended ladies. Aging is a beautiful process for both men and woman. sources: