What are Menopausal Symptoms and What Causes The Menopause?
Menopause refers to the time of cessation of a woman’s reproductive ability. It is a natural biological process, which ends a woman’s menstruation and fertility permanently. It occurs about 12 months after her last menstrual period.
Periods can stop for some time and then start again, so a woman is considered to have been through menopause only after going for one year without periods. Menopause can happen in a woman’s 40s or 50s (the average age is 51 in the United States).
Some symptoms of menopause include:
- Irregular periods
- Hot flashes
- Mood changes
- Changing feelings about sex
- Trouble sleeping
- Vaginal and urinary problems
- Trouble focusing or forgetfulness