Menopause Stages - FemHealth.net
Menopause Stages - FemHealth.net
stages of menopause
 
Menopause Stages - FemHealth.net

Stages of Menopause

Menopause means a woman's last menstrual period, which typically occurs around the age of 51 and defines the end of the fertile phase in a woman's life. The time, when a woman's body is adjusting before and after this last menstrual period, is divided into the four stages of menopause. The graph below shows the hormonal fluctuations and menopause symptoms experiences during the stages of menopause. There are hormonal changes and symptoms in the years leading up to, and beyond the final menstrual period in a women's life.
 
Premenopause Perimenopause Menopause Postmenopause

Premenopause

Refers to the entirety of a woman's life from her first to her last regular menstrual period. Therefore, premenopause is best defined as a time of "normal" reproductive function in a woman leading into the next stage of menopause called perimenopause.

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Perimenopause

Means literally "around menopause" and is a transitional stage of two to ten years before complete cessation of the menstrual period and is usually experienced by women from 35 to 50 years of age. This stage of menopause is characterized by hormone fluctuations, which cause the typical menopause symptoms such as hot flashes.

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Menopause

Represents the end stage of a natural transition in a woman's reproductive life. Menopause is the point at which estrogen and progesterone production decreases permanently to very low levels. The ovaries stop producing eggs and a woman is no longer able to get pregnant naturally.

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Postmenopause

Refer to womens time of life after menopause has occurred. It is generally believed that the postmenopausal phase begins when 12 full months have passed since the last menstrual period. From now a woman will be postmenopausal for the rest of her life.
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