Menopause Symptoms: What To Expect

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Menopause is the permanent end of menstruation and it can have a significant impact on a woman’s health.

Although menopause can cause many troubling symptoms, including hot flashes and night sweats, it can also begin a rewarding phase of a woman’s life.

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What Causes Menopause?

Age is the leading cause of menopause. It’s the end of a woman’s potential childbearing years, brought on by the ovaries gradually slowing down their function. Certain surgeries and medical treatment can induce menopause. Those include surgical removal of the ovaries (bilateral oopharectomy), chemotherapy, and pelvic radiation therapy. Having a hysterectomy (surgical removal of the uterus) without removing the ovaries does not lead to menopause, although you will not have periods anymore.

When Does Menopause Start?