Menopause Health Facts

Menopause, defined as the cessation of menstruation for at least one year, is experienced by all women after they reach a certain age. While the exact age at which menopause occurs varies, most women experience it in their later 40s or early 50s. When it occurs, the production of female sex hormones–estrogen and progesterone–decreases, leading to many different symptoms, including an increased risk of osteoporosis. While some women do not require much medical attention when experiencing menopause, others prefer discussing their symptoms with a doctor and seeking treatment.

Menopause is a natural phenomenon that puts women at a higher risk of conditions such as heart disease and osteoporosis. The management of the symptoms can be achieved by eating healthy food, exercising, and avoiding excessive weight gain.