How long does menopause last?

Menopause update: How long does menopause last, menopause and heart disease, brain fog, menopausal fatigue

Every woman will eventually reach an age of infertility called menopause, a transitory period that may present with distressing but temporary symptoms. Menopause does not occur over night, rather, it is a gradual process that can present differently from woman to woman.

To give you some information, here you will learn how long menopause lasts, what menopausal fatigue is, and how menopause can lead to brain fog. We believe that having the knowledge about menopause will give our readers the tool necessary to live a happier life.

How long does menopause last?

Menopause is a natural part of aging for women, beginning on average at the age of 51. The period that is often referred to as menopause is actually called perimenopause, one of the three stages of menopause. Perimenopause is the time when a woman’s body begins to transition into menopause, and it is marked by hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness. This lasts until the last menstrual period, which is typically three to five years after perimenopause begins. Perimenopause often begins in the 40s, but some women can even enter it in their 30s, and it can last for up to 10 years.

There are a few reasons for early perimenopause, the biggest being smoking, having never been pregnant, and living at high altitudes. Also, if you have your ovaries removed, your menopause will appear suddenly. Continue reading…

Menopause and heart diseaseMenopause and heart disease: Causes, symptoms, and prevention of heart attack in postmenopausal women

Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States and the risk of developing heart disease increases as women enter menopause. This is due to the drop in estrogen levels that occurs during menopause. Women’s risk of heart disease may also increase if they smoke, have diabetes, have high blood pressure, are obese, or have a family history of heart disease. Continue reading to learn how menopause and heart disease are linked and which symptoms to be mindful of. Continue reading…

Hot flashes during menopause linked to increased risk of heart diseaseHot flashes during menopause linked to increased risk of heart disease

Menopause is a natural phenomenon that occurs in all women at some point in their lives. It can happen in your 40s or 50s, with the average age of onset being 51 in the United States. This biological process comes with its fair share of annoying physical and emotional side effects, the most common of which being hot flashes.

According to a new study, hot flashes may not only interfere with a women’s quality of life but could also be a sign of increased heart disease risk. Continue reading…

Brain fog in menopause is real, more evidence uncoveredBrain fog in menopause is real, more evidence uncovered

Many women experiencing menopause often describe brain fog, but there was not enough evidence to support such claims. Well, additional research findings have just come out which reveal that brain fog in menopause is a real thing.

Brain fog is used to describe forgetfulness, difficulty concentrating, and inability to think clearly.

The study, which builds on objective evidence, found that a woman’s ability to carry about memory tasks becomes hindered when her estrogen begins to dip – around the age of 45 to 55.

Estrogen is related to activity in the hippocampus which is the area of the brain responsible for memory and thinking. Continue reading…

Menopausal fatigueMenopausal fatigue: Symptoms and tips to beat fatigue during menopause

The transition into menopause can be quite difficult for women, and feelings of chronic fatigue are one of their most common complaints. This is thought to be the result of hormone level changes as a woman gets older.

This rise and fall of hormones put the entire system out of balance, resulting in problems with sleep, concentration, and overall energy level. Continue reading…


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