Menopause

Introduction to Menopause

When a woman permanently stops having menstrual periods, she has reached the stage of life called menopause. Often called the change of life, this stage signals the end of a woman's ability to have children. Many health care providers actually use the term menopause to refer to the period of time when a woman's hormone levels begin to change. Menopause is said to be complete when menstrual periods have ceased for one continuous year.

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Perimenopause

Perimenopause refers to the transitional period of time before menstruation actually stops, which is marked by changes in the menstrual cycle, along with other physical and emotional symptoms. Perimenopause can last two to ten years.

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Estrogen's Effects on the Female Body

Estrogen is a group of hormones that play an important role in the normal sexual and reproductive development in women. They are also called sex hormones. The woman's ovaries produce most estrogen hormones, although the adrenal glands also produce small amounts of the hormones.

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Habits to Help You Look Good and Feel Terrific

You can help reduce the effects of aging by following this simple advice: Take care of yourself. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), habits that keep your body functioning at its best are the same things that promote an active, confidant bearing physique.

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