Menopause is the natural cessation of menstruation in a woman’s life. It occurs approximately at the age of 51-53 years.
Common symptoms, which may continue to occur a few years after the onset of menopause, are:
- Hot flashes
- Painful intercourse and decreased libido
- Brain fog
Menopause can occur well before the age of 50, which may be due to:
- premature ovarian failure
- cancer and cancer treatments
- autoimmune diseases
- hereditary characteristics
Menopause significantly affects a woman’s quality of life, both physically and emotionally / psychologically. It is really important not to ignore the changes it brings to one’s quality of life. There is a lot to be done, including life style changes, hormone replacement therapy and non-pharmaceutical interventions, to ensure a woman’s wellbeing for many years after the age of menopause.