Monthly Archives: February 2013

What is menopause?

Every woman experiences menopause differently, with different impressions and feelings. So the effect of menopause while going through the different stages of menopause is going to vary greatly. For instance, at times I feel great but while sleeping I feel like I’m on fire…. I have the air conditioning on in the middle of winter!

Menopause is the ending of the monthly cycle and fertility. Menopause has happened once a woman has had her last period. This does not happen suddenly. It usually starts with the periods getting irregular. This means you can only tell with hindsight when it has definitely happened. It is not until a woman has not had a period for 12 months that she can know for sure that menopause is over. If you are one of those people who needs to now how things work, then it will be of benefit to thoroughly understand how hormones are working or not working in your body and what you can do to control the process.

On average, women experience menopause sometime around 51 years of age, although it is often a few years earlier or later.

menopause and uterusMenopause happens because the ovaries stop releasing eggs. The ovaries also produce hormones, so a change in the ovaries affects the balance of hormones in the body. This can cause a variety of symptoms, and it can take the body a while to adjust to the changing hormones.

Be patient and as always consult your doctor should your symptoms get totally out of hand. A good doctor can always lessen the degree of symptoms when considering the varying stages of menopause. More popular today are Natural solutions to the different stages of menopause, click here for a helpful book!