Many women think menopause is something that happens overnight. In reality, it’s a process that begins when a woman’s ovarian function slows down, around the age of 51. A woman officially reaches menopause when her periods have stopped for 12 months in a row. However, it’s often the years leading up to menopause, called the “menopausal transition,” that cause the most significant changes.
“Menopause symptoms vary greatly from woman to woman and they are really hard to predict. One woman’s symptoms are not normal or abnormal, we’re all different,” said obstetrician and gynecologist, Ashley Dupuis, DO.
Some of the most common menopause symptoms include:
To learn more about navigating the changes menopause can bring, watch the video below:
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