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Facts

  • On average, menopause starts around the age of 51, although it can occur as early as the age of 30 and as late as the age of 60.
  • Around 1% of women experience menopause before they turn 40.
  • Menopause begins with the absence of menstrual bleeding for 12 consecutive months.
  • Menopause symptoms last from the onset of menopause to death.
  • On average, menopausal women gain around five pounds over the three year period.

Symptoms

  • Irregular periods that eventually stop altogether
  • Hot flushes
  • Night sweats
  • Vaginal dryness, discomfort or pain during sex
  • Reduced libido
  • Sleeping issues
  • Having trouble concentrating and remembering
  • Mood changes
  • Recurrent urinary tract infections
  • Bone density loss
  • Reduced muscle mass
  • Heart palpitations
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Read Lesley’s story about being peri-menopausal.

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