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What is the duration of menopause

By Anonymous June 17, 2014 - 9:17am
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What is the duration of menopause, what age is it supposed to stop. I have a friend who is now 62 and she still get hot flashes and every now and the bleeds. she stared menopause at age 50 and continues having hot flashes. she had visits to the doctor, do all her cancer screening and everything came out negative including the blood test she took at the lab.

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Good information about menopause symptoms and what natural remedies should be taken is here http://www.34-menopause-symptoms.com/articles/herbal-menopause-remedies.htm
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June 17, 2014 - 4:04pm

Hello Anonymous,

I do not envy your friend.

Let's break it down.

Perimenopause is the transition phase when hormone levels fluctuate. Menstrual cycles may lengthen or shorten. You begin having menstrual cycles without ovulation. This is a time when you experience hot flashes, sleep problems and vaginal dryness.
Women start perimenopause at different ages, some in their 40s while others notice changes as early as their mid-30s.

Menopause is the time when a woman's menstrual periods stop completely. The average age of menopause is 51. You have reached menopause when you have not had a period for one year.

It is generally assumed that hot flashes and night sweats last between two to five years.

But, a study published on October 19, 2011 in the International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology proves otherwise.

Please pass this on to your friend.
"Older women still suffer from hot flushes and night sweats years after the menopause"


June 17, 2014 - 11:22am
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