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Medicine Cabinet Essentials for Women Entering Menopause

Menopause is a time of immense change, both emotionally and physically. Here are some tips to guide you through the process. Menopause is one of the most important phases of the life cycle that a woman will experience. It is often associated with a shift in the perception of one’s self, as well as being host to a wide variety of physical and hormonal changes. And while it can be an emotional time for those going through the process, it is a perfectly natural and healthy part of life.

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Preparing for Perimenopause: When Does It Start? What Does It Feel Like?

Take a look at our quick answers to your questions about perimenopause. To help inform you about what to expect in perimenopause, the guide below answers common questions like how menopause symptoms can be alleviated, and the question “when does perimenopause start?” What is perimenopause and what causes it? Estrogen and progesterone, produced by the ovaries, control menstrual periods and other processes in women’s bodies. As ovaries produce less of these hormones, perimenopause begins. Perimenopause occurs prior to menopause. After one entire year without a menstrual period, a woman is in menopause. Menopause starts for most women around age 51, but may start as early as age 40, or as late as the late 50s. It rarely starts later than age 60. Menopause before age 40 is premature. When is menopause completed? Perimenopause can take from 2-8 years, though it takes 3-5 years for most women. However, hot flashes should… Read More

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Menopause: When Does It Start and When Does It End?

The onset and duration of menopause varies for every woman. You can navigate these biological changes with menopause treatments that ease your symptoms. “When does menopause start?” It’s a question you have probably asked yourself as you mentally prepare for the eventual end of your reproductive cycle. You may have even asked your doctors, family members, and friends for their insight, hoping to be ready when the time comes. There’s no simple answer that will apply to every woman, but you can be more prepared by learning about the different stages related to menopause. Menopause itself often happens in your early fifties, but some women may begin to experience symptoms as early as their twenties. As you keep track of current physical changes and try to learn more about what to expect, be aware that menopause actually describes three different biological stages.

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