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The Menopause Guidebook. Member Log In. Are We There Yet? Ahh, the menopause journey. No clear starting or ending point, odd diversions, and an estimated time of arrival that could span years. Menopause is certainly a trip. And needless to say, you could use some turn-by-turn directions.

First Point of Interest: Perimenopause Ready, set, perimenopause. In this phase, your body will start providing helpful physical clues that the menopause process is starting. And it can still be years before your last menstrual period. Some common, normal s include irregular periods, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, sleep disturbances, and mood swings—all of unevenly changing levels of ovarian hormones estrogen in your body.

about how you'll know you're near menopause. Progestin-alone pills, implants and injections —an option for those with a history of certain cancers, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, blood clots, obesity, and smoking. Intrauterine devices with or without hormones —safe, highly effective, convenient, and long-term. Sterilization Tubal ligation, fallopian tube inserts, or vasectomy for men —low risk, effective, and permanent.

Barrier methods condoms, diaphragm, spermicide —condoms are the only method than provides some protection from HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. With POI, younger women under 40 have no or only occasional periods and elevated FSH levels, which ify fewer eggs in their ovaries. Some women with POI may have typical menopause-related symptoms, others may not. Trip Tip: POI means lower estrogen levels, which means negative effects on your bone density and possibly your brain and sexual function. Timely diagnosis is key.

So if this sounds like you, the next stop should be your healthcare provider. Arriving at Destination: Natural Menopause And here we are—natural menopause, the spontaneous, permanent ending of menstruation that is not caused by any medical treatment. Menopause is a normal, natural event. Women in North America will likely experience natural menopause between ages 40 and 58, averaging around age Some women, however, reach this phase in their 30s, others in their 60s.

Typically, women reach menopause around the same age as their mothers and sisters. Trip Tip: Smokers may get there about two years earlier than nonsmokers, while race, age at first period, use of birth control pills or fertility medications do not seem to be determining factors. Recalculating: Postmenopause The final stop along our midlife tour is postmenopause. This phase includes all the time after menopause, and still manages to muster up a surprise or two. Due to the continued decrease in estrogen levels during this time, symptoms like vaginal dryness and hot flashes may linger.

Trip Tip: Lower hormone levels also increase your risk for related diseases like osteoporosis. Enjoy the Ride s. This menopause tour is unique for every woman. So for all the where-the-heck-am-I moments along the way, stop by your menopause station at www. Ready for a trip to class? Enroll in Menopause Going Mad in Perimenopause?

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