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Infographic: Menopause by the Numbers

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Menopause by the numbers

The most basic number associated with menopause is 100 – as in 100 percent of women will go through menopause once they reach a certain phase in their lives. But it’s far more complicated than just that. What about the other numbers associated with these changes in a woman’s body? Let’s examine some of the numbers that provide a greater understanding of this common life experience.

Sources:

Do All Women Experience Menopause? Medicine.net. Retrieved January 7, 2016. http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=78808

Menopause FAQs: Understanding the Symptoms. The North American Menopause Society. Retrieved December 18, 2015. http://www.menopause.org/for-women/expert-answers-to-frequently-asked-questions-about-menopause/menopause-faqs-understanding-the-symptoms

Hormone Therapy & Menopause FAQs. The North American Menopause Society. Retrieved December 18, 2015. http://www.menopause.org/for-women/expert-answers-to-frequently-asked-questions-about-menopause/hormone-therapy-menopause-faqs

When I’m 64—I’ll Still Have Hot Flashes? The North American Menopause Society. Retrieved December 18, 2015. http://www.menopause.org/docs/default-source/2015/hot-flashes-at-age-64-still-bothersome.pdf

New Study Demonstrates Combined Impact of Smoking and Early Menopause on Mortality. The North American Menopause Society. Retrieved December 18, 2015. http://www.menopause.org/docs/default-source/2015/combined-effect-of-smoking-and-early-menopause.pdf

What Stage? My Personal Path: Menopausemap.org. Retrieved December 18, 2015. http://www.mypersonalpath.com/gtg/?_ga=1.59198501.942407569.1436193446#/12/

Perimenopause. My Personal Path: Menopausemap.org. Retrieved December 18, 2015. http://www.mypersonalpath.com/gtg/?_ga=1.59198501.942407569.1436193446#/16/

Menopause: The “Middle” of the Road. My Personal Path: Menopausemap.org. Retrieved December 18, 2015.  http://www.mypersonalpath.com/gtg/?_ga=1.59198501.942407569.1436193446#/20/

Postmenopause: The Second Transition. My Personal Path: Menopausemap.org. Retrieved December 18, 2015.  http://www.mypersonalpath.com/gtg/?_ga=1.4161592.942407569.1436193446#/24/

Managing Symptoms/Treatment. My Personal Path: Menopausemap.org. Retrieved December 18, 2015.  http://www.mypersonalpath.com/gtg/?_ga=1.4161592.942407569.1436193446#/34/

Later in Menopause: Disease Risk. My Personal Path: Menopausemap.org. Retrieved December 18, 2015.  http://www.mypersonalpath.com/gtg/?_ga=1.4161592.942407569.1436193446#/44/

Wulf Utian, M.D., via phone conversation Aug.  5, 2015. http://www.utianllc.com/about/

Reviewed December 21, 2015
By Philip Sarrel, M.D. and Lorna Sarrel, M.S.

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