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Women don’t treat their menopause symptoms.



Menopause occurs 2-5 years earlier in African women compared to European and American women.


Every year, there are 50 million new cases of menopause around the world.


Menopause is a natural part of a woman’s life when menstruation stops permanently.

It is an indication that the woman no longer has eggs in her ovaries. The onset of menopause is a gradual process, and the attainment of menopause is confirmed when there is no menstruation for at least 12 months. Hormonal changes occur in the period leading up to menopause and may cause physical and emotional symptoms.



In the period before menopause, you may experience the following symptoms

  • Irregular periods
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Hot flashes
  • Chills
  • Night sweats
  • Sleep problems
  • Mood changes
  • Weight gain and slowed metabolism
  • Thinning hair and dry skin
  • Loss of breast fullness

Stages of Menopause

Causes of Menopause:

In most women, the transition to menopause usually begins in their forties and is completed by the very early fifties. In some women, menopause may occur before they are 40 years old.

This may occur due to:

Surgical removal of the ovaries

The ovaries contain the eggs whose development drives the female menstrual cycle. If the ovaries are removed, menstruation will stop.

Chemotherapy and radiation therapy

A lot of cancer treatments destroy the eggs in the ovaries. If treatment results in the destruction of all the eggs in the ovary, menstruation will stop.

Primary ovarian insufficiency

A very small percentage of women become menopausal due to their genetic make-up or as a result of some diseases.

Frequently Asked Questions

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When can I expect to experience menopause?

Women are usually in their late 40s or early 50s when the menopause transition starts. However, earlier menopause can be the result of surgery, cancer treatment, or family genetics.

What is postmenopause?

Postmenopause is the time after you’ve been without a menstrual period for 12 months. During this stage, menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes, get milder or go away. People in postmenopause are at increased risk for osteoporosis and heart disease..

How can I prevent hot flashes?

Avoid triggers, such as:

  • Spicy foods
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Stress

Keep a fan in your home or workplace, and try taking slow, deep breaths when you feel a hot flash starting.



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