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Infographic: What Happens to a Woman's Body When She Experiences Menopause?

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Menopause is a phase of life that normally begins in midlife. Starting as early as her 40s, a woman can experience new and confusing changes with her body. While these symptoms are natural, and most are temporary, they can still create stress or even fear if you are unprepared. One of the best ways to keep your calm during this phase is to learn what is happening, why, and for how long.

What Happens to a Woman's Body When She Experiences Menopause Infographic written by Kenda Smith

Sources:

Menopause And Your Changing Body. Healthy Women Org. Retrieved January 12, 2016. http://www.healthywomen.org/content/article/menopause-and-your-changing-body?context=ages-and-stages/36

Menopause and Perimenopause Symptoms. WebMD. Retrieved January 12, 2016. http://www.webmd.com/menopause/tc/menopause-and-perimenopause-symptoms

Menopause By The Numbers. Healthline. Retrieved January 12, 2016. http://www.healthline.com/health/menopause/facts-statistics-infographic

Reviewed January 19, 2016
By Philip Sarrel, M.D. and Lorna Sarrel, M.S.

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