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Monday, June 29, 2009

What Is Menopause? What Are The Symptoms Of Menopause?

Medical News Today
Editor's Choice Main Category: Menopause

The menopause marks the time in a woman's life when her menstruation stops and she is no longer fertile (able to become pregnant). In the UK the average age for the menopause is 52 (National Health Service), while in the USA it is 51 (National Institute of Aging). About one fifth of women in India experience menopause before the age of 41, a study found. The menopause is a normal part of like - it is a milestone, just like puberty - it is not a disease or a condition. Even though it is the time of the woman's last period symptoms may begin many years earlier. Some women may experience symptoms for months or years afterwards. Click here for the rest of the article...

Note from Andrea: I have the usual problems with this article---no differentiation between HRT with synthetic hormones and BHRT which is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, and the ever present recommendation of antidepressants for menopausal symptoms. The article, does, however, present a good overview of menopausal symptoms, and for that reason I am including it as a post this morning. Have a great day, everyone!


  1. Menopause is a hormone imbalance that many women suffer from. They may have symptoms such as hot flashes, low libido, and sleeplessness. It is important that women suffereing get their levels tested and find treatment. We believe that a combination of bioidentical hormone therapy, fitness, and nutrition will lead many menopausal women (and men as well) to a healthier and happier life. If you are interested in reading more about menopause and its symptoms, then click here:


  2. Menopause is normally part of life, just like puberty. It is the point of a woman' last period, but symptoms can begin several years earlier. A few indication of menopause can proceed for months or years after. Changing levels of estrogen and progesterone, which are two female hormones made in your in a woman's ovaries, might lead to these symptoms.Some symptoms are Changes in Monthly Cycle, Changes in PMS and Cramps, Mood swings and depression and many more.
    To know more about it check this out Symptoms of Menopause