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  BBC - Health - Conditions - Menopause
The menopause is the time of a woman's last period and is sometimes called the 'change of life'.
When it happens before the age of 40, it is called premature menopause.
At the menopause the ovaries stop producing eggs and the female hormone oestrogen.
www.bbc.co.uk /health/conditions/menopause1.shtml   (295 words)

  What is menopause - WebMD
The term “menopause” is commonly used to describe any of the changes a woman experiences either just before or after she stops menstruating, marking the end of her reproductive period.
Menopause, when it occurs after the age of 40, is considered "natural" and is a normal part of aging.
Menopause that occurs before the age of 40, regardless of the cause, is called premature menopause.
www.webmd.com /menopause/guide/menopause-basics   (802 words)

Menopause is said to have occurred when a woman has not had a period for 12 months.
But menopause itself—as defined by health care professionals—is only one day in a woman's life—the day after she has not had a menstrual period for 12 consecutive months and no other biological or physiological cause can be identified.
In addition, age at menopause is not influenced by race, height, the number of children a woman has had or whether she took oral contraceptives for birth control.
www.healthywomen.org /healthtopics/menopause   (1459 words)

Menopause is not a disease or an illness.
Premature menopause: The average age of US women in whom menopause occurs is 51 years.
Menopause is more likely to occur at a slightly earlier age in women who smoke, have never been pregnant, or live at high altitudes.
www.emedicinehealth.com /menopause/article_em.htm   (286 words)

 BBC - Health - Ask the doctor - Menopause - premature
The beginning of the menopause is certainly one possibility - most women experience their last period in their 50s (51 is the average age for the menopause).
When the menopause starts this early, it's often known as a premature menopause and it can be a terrible blow.
The age at which your mother had her menopause may be some guide to when to expect yours, but it's no guarantee and there's no way to predict exactly when any woman's natural cycles will stop.
www.bbc.co.uk /health/ask_the_doctor/menopausepremature.shtml   (519 words)

 Menopause symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment on MedicineNet.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Hot flashes are perhaps the most troublesome symptom associated with approaching menopause and are experienced by a majority of women during the transition to menopause.
The menopausal transition starts with varying menstrual cycle length and ends with the final menstrual period.
Menopause is the time in a woman's life when the function of the ovaries ceases.
www.medicinenet.com /menopause/article.htm   (593 words)

 Menopause and Menopause Treatment   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A woman has reached menopause when she has not had a period for 12 months in a row (and there are no other causes, such as pregnancy or illness, for this change).
Menopause is sometimes called, "the change of life." Leading up to menopause, a woman’s body slowly makes less and less of the hormones estrogen and progesterone.
Menopause is called "premature" if it happens at or before the age of 40--whether it is natural or brought on by medical means (induced).
www.4woman.gov /faq/menopaus.htm   (1881 words)

 Menopause   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Menopause is the medical term for the end of a woman's menstrual periods.
Menopause is a natural part of life, not a disease or a health crisis.
Menopause is a marked change in a woman’s life that often affects physical appearance, feelings of well-being, mood, and sexual function.
fbhc.org /Patients/Modules/menopause.cfm   (2812 words)

 eMedicine - Menopause : Article by Diana Curran, MD, FACOG
Menopause is a universal and irreversible part of the overall aging process involving a woman's reproductive system, after which she no longer menstruates.
Menopause, by definition, begins 12 months after the final menses and is characterized by a continuation of vasomotor symptoms and by urogenital symptoms such as vaginal dryness and dyspareunia.
A slightly elevated or borderline menopausal FSH level in a perimenopausal women may not be a reliable indicator of menopause because of the wide variation of FSH and LH levels in response to increased release of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) by the hypothalamus and increased pituitary sensitivity to GnRH.
www.emedicine.com /med/topic3289.htm   (6663 words)

 Imaginis - Menopause
Menopause is the time in a woman’s life when she stops menstruating.
Natural menopause is genetically pre-determined and typically occurs between the ages of 48 and 52.
According to the North American Menopause Society, approximately 41.75 million American women were over age 50 in 2000, and approximately 31.2 million of those women were over 55 years (compared with 28.7 million in 1990).
www.imaginis.com /womenshealth/menopause.asp   (896 words)

 Menopause Encyclopedia of Medicine - Find Articles
Menopause is not a disease that needs to be cured, but a natural life-stage transition.
It's not easy to predict when menopause begins, although doctors agree it is complete when a woman has not had a period for a year.
Since menopause isn't a disease, critics argue, women shouldn't take hormones to cure what is actually a natural process of aging.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_g2601/is_0008/ai_2601000892   (972 words)

A woman is said to be in menopause when she has not had a period for 12 months, she has symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes, and no other cause can be established.
Menopause happens due to a sharp decrease of female hormones in the body.
The diagnosis of menopause is made in hindsight, after a woman over the age of 45 has gone 12 months without having a menstrual period, has at least one symptom of menopause, and no other cause of the lack of menses can be found.
www.pdrhealth.com /patient_education/BHG01EN07.shtml   (2689 words)

Menopause is part of a woman's natural aging process when her ovaries produce lower levels of the hormones estrogen and progesterone and when she is no longer able to become pregnant.
Menopause is a natural process that happens to every woman as she grows older, and is not a medical problem, disease or illness.
Menopause experiences are different among individual women, and also among women in different cultures and in different parts of the world.
www.cwhn.ca /resources/faq/menopause.html   (728 words)

A woman is said to be in menopause after she has gone for one full year without periods.
When menopause is diagnosed before age 40, it is considered to be abnormal or premature menopause.
For most women, the diagnosis of menopause is made based on a woman's description of her symptoms and the ending of her menstrual periods.
www.intelihealth.com /IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/9339/10303.html   (2255 words)

 Menopause Symptoms Relief from Menozac
Menopause is a natural occurrence in a woman's reproductive life.
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is the standard treatment for menopause among healthcare providers; however there remains considerable controversy about the benefits and risks associated with standard HRT drugs.
Menopause isn't the end of the road...in fact for many it is just the beginning.
www.reliefmenopause.org   (771 words)

 Aging News & Research Index
Menopausal women who complain of forgetfulness may not have a memory problem at all; rather, low attentional resources mean they never really learned the information in the first place...
The National Institutes of Health is concerned that menopause has become "medicalized", which could lead to the overuse of treatments and approaches that are known to carry serious risks...
Researchers are seeking to identify the mechanisms, or coping tools that made menopause easier to cope with for some women...
www.aphroditewomenshealth.com /news/menopause_index.shtml   (1738 words)

 Planned Parenthood - Menopause
Menopause is the time at "midlife" when a woman has her last period.
If menopause is reached naturally or surgically before the age of 40, it is called early or premature menopause.
More and more women enter menopause challenging the gender-role stereotypes associated with age and are able to welcome a world in which 50 or more years of gathered wisdom can guide their lives.
www.plannedparenthood.org /sexual-health/women-health/menopause-4807.htm   (2394 words)

 Menopause: What to Expect When Your Body is Changing -- familydoctor.org   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Menopause is the time in a woman's life when her periods stop and she can't have children anymore.
If the uterus is taken out but the ovaries are left, a woman won't have periods but she will only go through menopause when her ovaries stop making estrogen.
Menopause is a gradual process that can take several years.
familydoctor.org /125.xml   (647 words)

Menopause is a stage in life when a woman stops having her monthly period.
Menopause typically occurs in a woman's late 40s to early 50s.
Women lose an average of 25 percent of their bone mass from the time of menopause to age 60, due in large part to the loss of estrogen.
www.clevelandclinic.org /health/health-info/docs/0200/0222.asp?index=4882   (855 words)

 Menopause definition - Menopause: health and medical information produced by doctors
Menopause: The time in a woman's life when menstrual periods permanently stop; it is also called the "change of life." Menopause is the opposite of the menarche.
Early menopause (before age 40), whether natural or induced, carries a greater risk for heart disease and osteoporosis since there are more years spent beyond the protective cover of estrogen.
The age at menopause is not influenced by a woman's race, height, number of children or use of oral contraceptives.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=4352   (794 words)

 Introduction: Menopause: Merck Manual Home Edition
Menopause is the permanent end of cyclic functioning of the ovaries and thus of menstrual periods.
Menopause occurs because as women age, the ovaries produce smaller and smaller amounts of estrogen and progesterone.
If menopause needs to be confirmed (particularly in younger women), blood tests are performed to measure levels of estrogen and follicle-stimulating hormone (which stimulates the ovaries to produce estrogen and progesterone).
www.merck.com /mmhe/sec22/ch243/ch243a.html   (2914 words)

 Menopause   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It is not easy to predict when menopause begins, although doctors agree it is complete when a woman has not had a period for a year.
Since menopause is not a disease, many argue that women should not take hormones to cure what is actually a natural process of aging.
Women who are still having periods but who have annoying menopausal symptoms may take low-dose birth control pills to ease the problems; this treatment has been approved by the FDA for perimenopausal symptoms in women under age 55.
www.healthatoz.com /healthatoz/Atoz/ency/menopause.jsp   (3142 words)

 Menopause   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Normally, menopause is confirmed when a woman hasn't had her period for 12 months in a row.
Menopause is a normal change in a woman's life when her period stops.
A woman has reached menopause when she has not had a period for 12 months in a row, and there are no other causes for this change.
www.fbhc.org /Patients/Modules/menopause.cfm   (7265 words)

 Menopause - MayoClinic.com
Menopause, or the permanent end of menstruation and fertility, is a natural biological process, not a medical illness.
Hormonal changes cause the physical symptoms of menopause, but mistaken beliefs about the menopausal transition are partly to blame for the emotional ones.
First, menopause doesn't mean the end is near — you've still got as much as half your life to go.
www.mayoclinic.com /health/menopause/DS00119   (249 words)

Menopause refers to a natural stop in a woman’s menstrual period and fertility.
Although menopause itself is the time of a woman's last period, symptoms can begin several years before that (in a stage called peri-menopause).
In the past, some women would take hormones to replace the estrogen and progesterone their bodies were losing during menopause.
www.nichd.nih.gov /health/topics/menopause.cfm   (316 words)

Menopause is the time in a women’s life when menstruation stops.
If menopause (hormonal changes at the end of the female reproductive years) occurs before age 40, it is said to be premature menopause.
Menopause is a natural part of the aging process and not a disease that needs to be prevented.
www.hmc.psu.edu /healthinfo/m/menopause.htm   (1641 words)

 Do CAM Therapies Help Menopausal Symptoms?
Menopause (also called the "change of life") is a normal part of a woman's aging.
Menopause occurs over a period of time because the levels of a hormone called estrogen, which is produced by the ovaries, begin to decline slowly.
Menopause will occur immediately if a woman has her uterus and/or both ovaries removed surgically (an operation to remove the uterus is called a hysterectomy).
nccam.nih.gov /health/menopauseandcam   (3222 words)

It is very normal for a woman to suffer from depression during her menopausal years.
Women who experience early menopause may be especially prone to depression as their days of child bearing come to a much too early finish.
If you're a twin, then you may want to take a look at Twins and Menopause, which discusses recent study findings that suggest twins are more likely to experience premature menopause.
www.epigee.org /menopause.html   (505 words)

 Menopause & Hormone Therapy
Patti is talking about menopause — what many women refer to as the "change of life" that signals the end of a woman's reproductive years.
While menopause used to mean withdrawal from active life for many women, this is not true today.
Today, women entering menopause are healthier, feel younger than their years, and lead more active lives and careers than previous generations.
www.4woman.gov /menopause   (414 words)

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