Stages of Menopause
Most women begin having symptoms of menopause in their late 30s or early 40s. These symptoms can begin several years and up to a decade before the final period, which usually happens around 51 for women in the U.S. Before, during, and after menopause, women can experience a wide range of symptoms.
Perimenopause is the first stage. During this stage, your ovaries are still producing female hormones and releasing eggs, which means that you are still having periods. As this process continues, your periods may become infrequent or irregular, and you may notice heightened premenstrual symptoms as well as menopause symptoms, including hot flashes, night sweats, and diminished sexual desire menopause.
Menopause is the next stage. This marks the end of your periods and occurs exactly one year after your final period. You may have many of the same symptoms that you had during menopause, but you may also have new ones or notice that others have largely disappeared. Knowing your body and tracking your symptoms can give you more control over your menopause experience.
Once you have gone through menopause, you are in the final stage, or post menopause. This is the stage that will continue throughout the rest of your life. You may no longer have hormonal swings, but you may still have many different symptoms. Your risk of certain health problems also increases.
Regardless of where you are in your menopause journey, DON’T PAUSE can be a great option. It is a natural supplement that is designed to ease your transition and combat the 45 symptoms of menopause as identified by Dr. Shoreh Ershadi.