Menopause, what does that mean for you?
Menopause can affect women ages 45-55 years old. It is slow progression of symptoms characterized by irregular menstrual cycles and marked hormonal fluctuations, often accompanied by hot flashes, sleep disturbances, mood symptoms, and vaginal dryness. In addition, changes in lipids and bone loss begin to occur, both of which have implications for long-term health. Diagnosis of menopause is 1 year after the last menstrual cycle. Symptoms of hot flashes come early in peri-menop