Menopause signals the end of your menstrual cycles. Menopause is usually diagnosed if you have not had any periods for a full 12-month time frame.
So, the one thing we should accept, none of us are going to look evergreen forever, our fertility declines way faster than we can imagine. Most women (indian origin) achieve menopause by 50 years.
An important point to bear in mind is that, different women, experience different symptoms in different ways. You may find that your periods are skipped a few months before your actual menopause. Sometimes, you may find your cycles have returned for a short time frame before completely stopping off.
The most sensible thing to do, if you have doubts about your menopausal transition is to visit a gynecologist. With menopause, it is very important to periodically get your health assessed and checked. Some common blood tests your gynecologist will prescribe for you include
A small proportion of patients (1%) experience menopause before 40 years of
age. These patients are said to have primary ovarian insufficiency and is
associated with certain unknown genetic factors. Most of the time no cause is
For these women, hormonal therapy is usually the norm and should be
recommended until the age of natural menopause.
Menopause if left unmanaged is associated with certain complications as outlined below
Interestingly, treatment strategies for menopause are all aimed at relieving your
signs and symptoms
Other natural treatment strategies include
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