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Menopause

Menopause is the permanent end of menstruation and fertility, defined as occurring 12 months after your last menstrual period.

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Too Embarrassed to Ask: Part 3

Menopause can be a blessing for those with a history of heavy periods and pelvic pain, but it also can be a curse for others with new-onset, frequent disturbing hot flashes, drenching sweats, sleepless nights, horrible mood swings, vaginal dryness and urinary disturbances.

Rubin Raju MD By Rubin Raju April 26, 2017

Menopause transition: What's normal?

Did you know the menopausal transition known as perimenopause begins four years before a woman’s final menstrual cycle? It’s true and important to know that perimenopausal symptoms are common and usually diminish with time.


Kathryn Gruenwald MD By Kathryn Gruenwald March 12, 2015

Menopause

Sometime around her 51st birthday, the average woman in the U.S. will experience menopause. With the change comes a host of symptoms, including hot flashes, weight gain, bone loss, sleep disturbances, mood changes and a decreased sex drive.

March 28, 2014

Women's Health Q&A: Menopause

Do you have questions about menopause? Get answers to some frequently asked questions about what happens before, during and after menopause.

August 20, 2013

Menopause: Ensuring a Tranquil Transition

For some women, menopause can be challenging. A greater understanding of the symptoms and treatments can help smooth the natural transition.

October 22, 2012