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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.
Did you know the menopausal transition, known as perimenopause, begins four years before a woman’s final menstrual cycle? It’s true, and it's important to know that perimenopausal symptoms are common and usually diminish with time.
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.
Do you have questions about menopause? Get answers to some frequently asked questions about what happens before, during and after menopause.
For some women, menopause can be challenging. A greater understanding of the symptoms and treatments can help smooth the natural transition.