Understanding Menopause: Part 1 - The Proactive Health Management Plan
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Understanding Menopause: Part 1

Menopause can be a difficult subject to discuss for some, and that’s partially due to its misunderstood nature. And that makes menopause even more important to learn about, regardless of one’s gender.

In Part 1 of our series Understanding Menopause, we’ll focus on the basics: what it is, how and why it happens, and for how long it may last.

What is menopause?

Menopause occurs when a woman hasn’t menstruated in 12 consecutive months and can no longer become pregnant naturally. It usually begins between the ages of 45 and 55, but can develop before or after this age range.

Menopause can cause uncomfortable symptoms, such as hot flashes and weight gain. For most women, medical treatment isn’t needed for menopause.

Read on to learn what you need to know about menopause.

When does menopause begin and how long does it last?

Most women first begin developing menopause symptoms about four years before their last period. Symptoms often continue until about four years after a woman’s last period.

A small number of women experience menopause symptoms for up to a decade before menopause actually occurs, and 1 in 10 women experience menopausal symptoms for 12 years following their last period.

The median age for menopause is 51, though it may occur on average up to two years earlier for African-American and Latinx women. More studies are needed to understand the onset of menopause for non-Caucasian women.

Perimenopause vs. menopause vs. postmenopause

During perimenopause, menstrual periods become irregular. Your periods may be late, or you may completely skip one or more periods. Menstrual flow may also become heavier or lighter.

There are many factors that help determine when you’ll begin menopause, including genetics and ovary health. Perimenopause occurs before menopause. Perimenopause is a time when your hormones begin to change in preparation for menopause.

It can last anywhere from a few months to several years. Many women begin perimenopause some point after their mid-40s. Other women skip perimenopause and enter menopause suddenly.

About 1 percent of women begin menopause before the age of 40, which is called premature menopause or primary ovarian insufficiency. About 5 percent of women undergo menopause between the ages of 40 and 45. This is referred to as early menopause.

Menopause is defined as a lack of menstruation for one full year.

Postmenopause refers to the years after menopause has occurred.

What are the symptoms of menopause?

Every woman’s menopause experience is unique. Symptoms are usually more severe when menopause occurs suddenly or over a shorter period of time.

Conditions that impact the health of the ovary, like cancer or hysterectomy, or certain lifestyle choices, like smoking, tend to increase the severity and duration of symptoms.

Aside from menstruation changes, the symptoms of perimenopause, menopause, and postmenopause are generally the same. The most common early signs of perimenopause are:

  • less frequent menstruation
  • heavier or lighter periods than you normally experience
  • vasomotor symptoms, including hot flashes, night sweats, and flushing

An estimated 75 percent of women experience hot flashes with menopause.

Other common symptoms of menopause include:

  • insomnia
  • vaginal dryness
  • weight gain
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • difficulty concentrating
  • memory problems
  • reduced libido, or sex drive
  • dry skin, mouth, and eyes
  • increased urination
  • sore or tender breasts
  • headaches
  • racing heart
  • urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • reduced muscle mass
  • painful or stiff joints
  • reduced bone mass
  • less full breasts
  • hair thinning or loss
  • increased hair growth on other areas of the body, such as the face, neck, chest, and upper back

Why does menopause occur?

Menopause is a natural process that occurs as the ovaries age and produce less reproductive hormones.

The body begins to undergo several changes in response to lower levels of:

  • estrogen
  • progesterone
  • testosterone
  • follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH)
  • luteinizing hormone (LH)

One of the most notable changes is the loss of active ovarian follicles. Ovarian follicles are the structures that produce and release eggs from the ovary wall, allowing menstruation and fertility.

Most women first notice the frequency of their period becoming less consistent, as the flow becomes heavier and longer. This usually occurs at some point in the mid-to-late 40s. By the age of 52, most U.S. women have undergone menopause.

How is menopause diagnosed?

It’s worth talking with your healthcare provider if you’re experiencing troublesome or disabling menopause symptoms, or you’re experiencing menopause symptoms and are 45 years of age or younger.

A new blood test known as the PicoAMH Elisa diagnostic test was recently approved by the Food and Drug AdministrationTrusted Source. This test is used to help determine whether a woman has entered menopause or is getting close to entering menopause.

This new test may be helpful to women who show symptoms of perimenopause, which can also have adverse health impacts. Early menopause is associated with a higher risk of osteoporosis and fracture, heart disease, cognitive changes, vaginal changes and loss of libido, and mood changes.

Your doctor can also order a blood test that will measure the level of certain hormones in the blood, usually FSH and a form of estrogen called estradiol.

Consistently elevated FSH blood levels of 30 mIU/mL or higher, combined with a lack of menstruation for one consecutive year, is usually confirmation of menopause. Saliva tests and over-the-counter (OTC) urine tests are also available, but they’re unreliable and expensive.

During perimenopause, FSH and estrogen levels fluctuate daily, so most healthcare providers will diagnose this condition based on symptoms, medical history, and menstrual information.

Depending on your symptoms and health history, your healthcare provider may also order additional blood tests to help rule out other underlying conditions that may be responsible for your symptoms.

Additional blood tests commonly used to help confirm menopause include:

  • thyroid function tests
  • blood lipid profile
  • liver function tests
  • kidney function tests
  • testosterone, progesterone, prolactin, estradiol, and chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) tests

What’s Next?

Part 2 of our series Understanding Menopause will focus on treatments, including home remedies and lifestyle changes that can have a beneficial impact. Stay tuned!

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    Very timely information. Thank you.

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    Posted at 16:24h, 30 July Reply

    Great info

  • Darryl Young
    Posted at 16:23h, 30 July Reply

    Very informative.

  • Jared Sampson
    Posted at 16:22h, 30 July Reply

    Menopause…. I was wondering about that.

  • Kathy Brown
    Posted at 16:21h, 30 July Reply

    Great info.

  • Katherine
    Posted at 16:20h, 30 July Reply

    Good article

  • Desmond Williams
    Posted at 16:20h, 30 July Reply

    Nice

  • Larry Singleton
    Posted at 16:15h, 30 July Reply

    Interesting enough

  • thomas schulz
    Posted at 16:07h, 30 July Reply

    good to know

    • Daphne Jackson
      Posted at 16:13h, 30 July Reply

      Very good info.

  • Rashina P
    Posted at 15:58h, 30 July Reply

    Good to know. But disheartening ¡

  • Jennifer Fidellis
    Posted at 15:58h, 30 July Reply

    Good article very informative

  • Holly Michelle Green
    Posted at 15:58h, 30 July Reply

    very interesting!

  • Joanne Allen
    Posted at 15:56h, 30 July Reply

    Wonderful article. Thank you!

  • Lolita Whitley
    Posted at 15:55h, 30 July Reply

    Thank you very good information to me

  • Jimmy G
    Posted at 15:51h, 30 July Reply

    Good Reading

  • Brandy Chandler
    Posted at 15:50h, 30 July Reply

    Great information

  • Ayanna Gandy
    Posted at 15:49h, 30 July Reply

    Thanks. Great information.

  • Scott DePriest
    Posted at 15:43h, 30 July Reply

    Thank you.

  • Donnie Thomas
    Posted at 15:41h, 30 July Reply

    Thank you

  • Connie Cholensky
    Posted at 15:40h, 30 July Reply

    Interesting, never knew any of that

  • Angelic watson
    Posted at 15:38h, 30 July Reply

    Great info.

  • Brenda L Nicholson
    Posted at 15:37h, 30 July Reply

    Went thru this with no problem

  • Jimmy Thompson
    Posted at 15:34h, 30 July Reply

    good read

  • Rachelle Gizinski
    Posted at 15:31h, 30 July Reply

    Good to know

  • Rachelle Gizinski
    Posted at 15:31h, 30 July Reply

    Thanks for the info.

  • Zachary Mouzakis
    Posted at 15:31h, 30 July Reply

    Good to know

  • Mike Garner
    Posted at 15:31h, 30 July Reply

    Read it. .. not sure what I read but I read it. ..how about something on fishing?

  • Tara Meyers
    Posted at 15:30h, 30 July Reply

    Interesting

  • Jacqueline Messenger
    Posted at 15:28h, 30 July Reply

    Thank you.

  • Edward L Reiman
    Posted at 15:28h, 30 July Reply

    Good info.

  • Victoria Martinez
    Posted at 15:28h, 30 July Reply

    Thanks for.the information

  • Natalie Askew
    Posted at 15:26h, 30 July Reply

    Good info tysm

  • Kimberly McNeil
    Posted at 15:24h, 30 July Reply

    Good article, hit all symptoms for sure

  • Cynthia Alexander
    Posted at 15:24h, 30 July Reply

    Very helpful

  • Michael Holloman
    Posted at 15:24h, 30 July Reply

    Good article

  • Ricky Sutton
    Posted at 15:24h, 30 July Reply
  • John w
    Posted at 15:23h, 30 July Reply

    Great article

  • Gary Garcia
    Posted at 15:20h, 30 July Reply

    Good info. My wife is going through this… ugh…

  • gayle shelton
    Posted at 15:20h, 30 July Reply

    Good information. Helps to know what to expect when it occurs.

  • Lawrence Garcia
    Posted at 15:18h, 30 July Reply

    Good article

  • Scott Harden
    Posted at 15:17h, 30 July Reply

    Read.

  • jolene
    Posted at 15:16h, 30 July Reply

    Good to know these symptoms ahead of time!

  • Tommy Rose
    Posted at 15:16h, 30 July Reply

    Great article!

  • Connie Donley
    Posted at 15:15h, 30 July Reply

    Great information

  • Tommy Rose
    Posted at 15:15h, 30 July Reply

    Good read!

  • Tia Easton
    Posted at 15:15h, 30 July Reply

    Thanks

  • Leasa Albanese
    Posted at 15:15h, 30 July Reply

    Great information

  • Christine Owsley
    Posted at 15:15h, 30 July Reply

    Good article

  • Robin Thomas
    Posted at 15:14h, 30 July Reply

    Interesting.

  • Jennifer
    Posted at 15:14h, 30 July Reply

    It’s ok

  • Melinda
    Posted at 15:12h, 30 July Reply

    Good info

  • N Celeste May
    Posted at 15:12h, 30 July Reply

    Great information!

  • Evangeline Lunsford Taylor
    Posted at 15:11h, 30 July Reply

    Very interesting info & good to know when my time does come

  • Kim Hetrick
    Posted at 15:11h, 30 July Reply

    Thanks for the info!

  • Laurie Lierman
    Posted at 15:10h, 30 July Reply

    Good information, I look forward to part 2.

  • Dustin Walker
    Posted at 15:09h, 30 July Reply

    Thanks for the info

  • Crystle Hodge
    Posted at 15:08h, 30 July Reply

    Good information. Ty

  • Beulah Cormier
    Posted at 15:08h, 30 July Reply

    Wow great info answered my questions

  • Kelly Pitts
    Posted at 15:07h, 30 July Reply

    Good information. Still going thru it after having a complete hysterectomy 4 years ago. I’ve gained over 30 pounds, hot flashes are horrible and i only sleep about 3 full hours per night. I have been taking Amberen for almost a year – only lost 5 pounds, but still have the hot flashes and sleepless nights.

    • Reginald Williams
      Posted at 15:32h, 30 July Reply

      Good info for the ladies

      • Ruste Harvell
        Posted at 21:00h, 30 July Reply

        Guess I can learn a lot about everything with this app.

        • Darryl Young
          Posted at 21:52h, 06 August Reply

          Good article, learned a lot.

  • justin part
    Posted at 15:06h, 30 July Reply

    🙁

  • Scott Wygant
    Posted at 15:05h, 30 July Reply

    Thank you for the article.

  • Leila Cordingley
    Posted at 15:05h, 30 July Reply

    Thanks for the information.

  • Nick Szynkowski
    Posted at 15:04h, 30 July Reply

    Great information

  • Sharon Denny
    Posted at 15:04h, 30 July Reply

    Thank you for posting this very valuable information! And for providing us with a lead-in toward having conversations about this very normal condition!

  • Mary ann Baker
    Posted at 15:04h, 30 July Reply

    This is information that every woman needs to know and know what to expect

  • Patricia
    Posted at 15:04h, 30 July Reply

    Very good information.

  • Kerri Parris
    Posted at 15:04h, 30 July Reply

    Been there dont that very uncomfortable great info moving forward thanks kerri

  • Steven Myers
    Posted at 15:03h, 30 July Reply

    I am sure tis is helpful for women…got anything on manopause?

  • Nina Graham
    Posted at 15:03h, 30 July Reply

    All my symptoms’! Great read!

  • Jennifer Cutsinger
    Posted at 15:01h, 30 July Reply

    two thumbs up!

  • Trish Bowman
    Posted at 15:00h, 30 July Reply

    Yes. Been there…still there. Not pleasant…LOL.
    Thanks for the info.

  • Angela watson
    Posted at 15:00h, 30 July Reply

    Very helpful thanks I now know why I’m having the symptoms I’m having oh boy

  • Carmelita Leal
    Posted at 15:00h, 30 July Reply

    Who i did not know this
    Thank u

    • Curt Skipwith
      Posted at 15:04h, 30 July Reply

      Good info to know..this may sound strange..but do men go through some sort of chemical change after a certain age…would low testosterone count?..I would like some info on that if possible we

    • Ben H Poitevint
      Posted at 16:03h, 30 July Reply

      Done live through it with the wife and I’m still alive

  • Tori Thornsberry
    Posted at 15:00h, 30 July Reply

    Very good article.
    Thank you!

    • Melody middleton
      Posted at 16:44h, 30 July Reply

      Thank you

  • alberto velez
    Posted at 15:00h, 30 July Reply

    Definitely interesting information ,

  • Amanda McCord
    Posted at 14:59h, 30 July Reply

    Menopause is horrible. Thanks for the info

    • Franklyn Emerson
      Posted at 17:38h, 30 July Reply

      part 2 sounds much more promising (home remedies)

  • brittany
    Posted at 14:59h, 30 July Reply

    read

  • Lula M Scott
    Posted at 14:59h, 30 July Reply

    Thank you for the information. I read it very informative.

  • Jean Farrell
    Posted at 14:58h, 30 July Reply

    Thank you.

  • Ralph A Monsivais
    Posted at 14:58h, 30 July Reply

    Very interested

  • Melissa Dawn Mills
    Posted at 14:58h, 30 July Reply

    Good information

  • Crystal Moore
    Posted at 14:58h, 30 July Reply

    .

  • Ralph A Monsivais
    Posted at 14:57h, 30 July Reply

    Very interesting ,Ty

    • Sharon smith
      Posted at 18:48h, 30 July Reply

      Thaks for the info. I have been having some issues with menopause and the information is very helpful.

  • Stephanie Runions
    Posted at 14:57h, 30 July Reply
  • Bret A Kinsey
    Posted at 14:57h, 30 July Reply

    Thanks.

  • Alvin Shaul
    Posted at 14:56h, 30 July Reply

    Thanks

  • Lorita Gavin
    Posted at 14:55h, 30 July Reply

    Read

  • Tammy Bennett, Manager
    Posted at 14:55h, 30 July Reply

    Going through Menopause at this time and these are great tips. Going to set up for my yearly physical and see how all my levels are at this time.

    • Rachelle Jackson
      Posted at 22:02h, 31 July Reply

      Symptoms impact like cancer or hysterectomy

  • Amanda Shows
    Posted at 14:55h, 30 July Reply

    Yay! Menopause

  • Angela Tipps
    Posted at 14:55h, 30 July Reply
  • Wykesha Carroll
    Posted at 14:55h, 30 July Reply

    Good information

  • Betty Busey
    Posted at 14:55h, 30 July Reply

    Had a complete hysterectomy so I had a very early change of life

  • Stacey Dennis
    Posted at 14:55h, 30 July Reply

    Thank you for the information

  • Kayleigh Durant
    Posted at 14:54h, 30 July Reply

    Every woman needs to read

  • Larry Teakell
    Posted at 14:54h, 30 July Reply

    Insightful

  • Danny LaFountain
    Posted at 14:53h, 30 July Reply

    Thanks

  • Blake matherne
    Posted at 14:53h, 30 July Reply

    Good info

  • LISA DOVER
    Posted at 14:53h, 30 July Reply

    VERY INFORMATIVE AND GREAT INFO!

  • Brett Shortell
    Posted at 14:52h, 30 July Reply

    Sounds rough. Thanks for the info

  • Vicki Koch
    Posted at 14:50h, 30 July Reply

    I can definitely relate to this article!

  • Joanne Strauss
    Posted at 14:50h, 30 July Reply

    Thanks

  • Syd Fees
    Posted at 14:49h, 30 July Reply

    Interesting

  • Deb lougheed
    Posted at 14:49h, 30 July Reply

    Thank you

  • Tina richmond
    Posted at 14:48h, 30 July Reply

    Very timely lol

  • Pam Wells
    Posted at 14:47h, 30 July Reply

    Very good article, looking forward to part 2

  • Tracy laney
    Posted at 14:47h, 30 July Reply

    Extremely informative

  • Mitch Davis
    Posted at 14:46h, 30 July Reply

    Good information on a subject that I knew very little about before reading this article.

  • Tonja Johnson
    Posted at 14:46h, 30 July Reply

    Going through this now. Good read

  • Kathy Schreiner
    Posted at 14:46h, 30 July Reply

    very insightful

  • Tonia Wolfe
    Posted at 14:46h, 30 July Reply

    Good info. Not looking forward to that stage of life

  • Laura Collins
    Posted at 14:45h, 30 July Reply

    Why can’t they turn the air conditioning down to 60 on the days I work. There is only so much clothing I can take off

  • Shunta M
    Posted at 14:45h, 30 July Reply

    Very helpful

  • Shura Iskhakova
    Posted at 14:44h, 30 July Reply

    Good to know

  • Kimberly Griffies-Edwards
    Posted at 14:44h, 30 July Reply

    Just the right time to read

    • SUSAN OGATO
      Posted at 16:38h, 30 July Reply

      Great news

  • Charles Calloway
    Posted at 14:41h, 30 July Reply

    Good Article

  • Lori Barbieri
    Posted at 14:41h, 30 July Reply

    Good to know

  • Cletona Alston
    Posted at 14:41h, 30 July Reply

    Great information! Apple Cider Vinegar pills and Ginger Root pills help tremendously for the hot flashes!!!.

  • Tiffany Cell
    Posted at 14:41h, 30 July Reply

    Yikes! Not excited to go through this

  • Beckie Powell
    Posted at 14:41h, 30 July Reply

    Good info

  • Elloree
    Posted at 14:40h, 30 July Reply

    But all those menopause symptoms I have them and still have them how can you get rid of them I’ve been trying to find out I’ve been on medication and nothing is working

  • Tawny Fox
    Posted at 14:40h, 30 July Reply

    I am in that window… Can not wait to hear what is next.

  • Elizabeth Ward
    Posted at 14:38h, 30 July Reply

    Good article

  • Erika moore
    Posted at 14:37h, 30 July Reply

    Great article

  • Carol bolling
    Posted at 14:37h, 30 July Reply

    Good information as I just turned 50

  • Peggy Akers
    Posted at 14:37h, 30 July Reply

    Great

  • Christina Woodfork
    Posted at 14:37h, 30 July Reply

    Went through early menopause.. this was a good read…

    • Vicky Shobe
      Posted at 00:18h, 08 August Reply

      I will have my daughter read this

  • Michelle Grant
    Posted at 14:37h, 30 July Reply

    Thank u good info

  • Jeff Chadwick
    Posted at 14:36h, 30 July Reply

    Good information.

  • Maddie Husman
    Posted at 14:35h, 30 July Reply

    Great Article!

  • Amy K Kaser
    Posted at 14:34h, 30 July Reply

    Interesting Read!

  • Aaryn Crosby
    Posted at 14:32h, 30 July Reply

    Great

  • Brett Carmel
    Posted at 14:32h, 30 July Reply

    Ty

  • Beth Smith
    Posted at 14:31h, 30 July Reply

    Thank you

  • Lisa Sparks
    Posted at 14:31h, 30 July Reply

    Experiencing this now. This article was helpful in helping me understand the signs and symptoms.

  • Stacey Short
    Posted at 14:31h, 30 July Reply

    Great Info!

  • Hunter G
    Posted at 14:30h, 30 July Reply

    Thanks!

  • TIFFANY G
    Posted at 14:30h, 30 July Reply

    Interesting

  • Brandi Moran
    Posted at 14:29h, 30 July Reply

    Good to know for the future

  • Kelli Berry
    Posted at 14:29h, 30 July Reply

    Thanks

  • Steven Mendoza
    Posted at 14:26h, 30 July Reply

    Thank you!

  • Titus Francis
    Posted at 14:24h, 30 July Reply

    Thanks

  • LAURA TITCH
    Posted at 14:22h, 30 July Reply

    Very interesting info

  • KELLIE MOORE
    Posted at 14:18h, 30 July Reply

    INTERESTING INFORMATION TO HELP PREPARE FOR MENOPAUSE

    • Rachelle Jackson
      Posted at 22:22h, 31 July Reply

      Blood test confirms menopause thyroid function liver test and kidney test

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