Menopause is a stage in life when women stop having their monthly period. It’s a normal part of aging and marks the end of their reproductive years. Menopause typically occurs in your late 40s to early 50s. This happens due to the ovaries decreasing their production of oestrogen and progesterone.
What is Menopause?
What are the signs of Menopause?
The signs and symptoms of menopause include:
Absent menstruation for at least 12 months.
Hot flushes; of the face, neck, and upper body, which may be accompanied by palpitations, dizziness, headaches
Cold hands and feet
Sleep disturbances and insomnia
Mood changes such as depression, irritability, tension
Memory impairment and loss of ability to concentrate
Weight gain and increased central adiposity
How do I know if I have Menopause?
To diagnose menopause, your doctor is likely to ask you about your medical and family history, perform a physical exam or request the following tests:
Female comprehensive hormone profile (blood)