Menopause marks the end of your reproductive years as a woman. It is the point when menstruation stops for good. For most women, this doesn't happen overnight. Perimenopause occurs when your ovaries stop producing eggs, your body produces less estrogen and progesterone, and your periods occur less often, finally stopping for good. This phase can last about 4 to 8 years.
Most women will spend at least 40% of their lives postmenopausal. Given these statistics, the symptoms and health risks that come with menopause can have an impact on your life.
The menopause assessment is designed to help you determine if you are menopausal or perimenopausal. If you are in either of these stages, this assessment will offer tips on how to handle your symptoms and reduce any related health risks.
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|Reviewed By:||John D. Jacobson, MD, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda Center for Fertility, Loma Linda, CA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.|
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