What Happens In Menopause
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  • 1. What Happens In Menopause
    In your late 30s, egg supply begins to decline in number and quality.
    Hormone production changes
    May notice a shortened menstrual cycle and premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms that you didn't have before.
  • 2. What Happens In Menopause
    Perimenopause
    As egg supply decline, ovulation and menstruation become irregular.
    It can start as early as your late 30s or as late as your early 50s.
    It continues for 2 to 8 years before menstrual cycles end.
  • 3. What Happens In Menopause
    Perimenopause
    During this time, ovaries are sometimes producing too much estrogen and/or progesterone and at other times too little
  • 4. What Happens In Menopause
    Perimenopause
    Progesterone is likely to fluctuate more than before
    Which can lead to heavy menstrual bleeding
  • 5. What Happens In Menopause
    Perimenopause
    If you have heavy or unexpected vaginal bleeding, see your doctor
    Make sure it is not caused by any serious condition
  • 6. What Happens In Menopause
    Menopause
    About 6 months to a year before periods stop, your estrogen starts to drop.
    When it drops past certain point, menstrual cycles stop.
  • 7. What Happens In Menopause
    Menopause
    After a year of no menstrual periods, you are said to have "reached menopause.“
  • 8. What Happens In Menopause
    Postmenopause
    During the first year after menopause, estrogen levels continue to decline
    It's normal having symptoms, such as hot flashes or insomnia, during first year or two
  • 9. What Happens In Menopause
    Postmenopause
    After hormone levels reach a stable low point, symptoms may subside.
    Some continue to have symptoms for years, if their estrogen levels are very low
  • 10. What Happens In Menopause
    Postmenopause
    After menopause, body fat tissue continues to produce estrogen.
    Women with low body fat sometimes have lower estrogen levels.
  • 11. What Happens In Menopause
    Postmenopause
    Low estrogen is part of healthy, natural state of postmenopause
    Low estrogen reduces your cancer risk
    Estrogen is linked to some types of cancerous cell growth
  • 12. What Happens In Menopause
    Postmenopause
    Estrogen is vital for skin and bone health
    Low estrogen creates some health concerns for the postmenopausal woman.
  • 13. What Happens In Menopause
    Postmenopause
    Bone loss.
    Low estrogen levels after menopause speed bone loss
    It increases risk of osteoporosis
  • 14. What Happens In Menopause
    Postmenopause
    Skin changes.
    Low estrogen leads to low collagen, which is a building block of skin and connective tissue.
    You may have thinner, dryer, wrinkled skin after menopause
  • 15. What Happens In Menopause
    Postmenopause
    The vaginal lining and the lower urinary tract also thin and weaken.
    This make sexual activity difficult
    It increases risk of vaginal and urinary tract infections
  • 16. What Happens In Menopause
    Postmenopause
    Tooth and gum changes.
    Low estrogen affects connective tissue
    It increases risk of tooth loss and gum disease