What are the stages of menopause?

The typical stages of menopause include perimenopause, menopause, and postmenopause.

Perimenopause is the time leading up to menopause when hormonal fluctuations begin to occur but a woman still experiences menstruation, though possibly irregularly. This stage usually starts for women in their 40s but can begin earlier or later. Signs of perimenopause include:

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Menopause is the point when a woman has gone 12 months without a menstrual cycle. At this stage, the ovaries stop releasing eggs and producing the hormones estrogen and progesterone. This usually happens for women between the ages of 45 and 55. Menopause signals the end of fertility. Common symptoms in this stage include:

Postmenopause is the time after menopause has occurred, starting when a woman has had no menstrual bleeding for 12 months. In this stage, menopausal symptoms like hot flashes may ease for some women or possibly get worse for others. Long-term health risks associated with menopause also appear in the postmenopausal timeframe, like osteoporosis and heart disease.

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Some key points about the stages of menopause:

The duration and severity of symptoms can vary significantly between women going through the stages of menopause. Factors like lifestyle, medical history, and hormones can all impact experiences.

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