What is the age of menopause?
This usually happens between the ages of 45 and 60, but it can happen earlier. Menopause also occurs when the ovaries are sugically removed or stop functioning for any other reason. • What are the symptoms of menopause? Menopause is linked to some uncomfortable symptoms in many women: • Hot flushes, sudden intense waves of heat and sweating. • Disturbed sleep. • Mood changes. • Irregular period before menopause. • Vaginal or urinary tract infections. • Urinary incontinence (leakage of urine or inability to control urine flow). • Pain during sexual intercourse. • Dryness and wrinkling of skin. • Fragile, dry and rough hair. • Are there any long-term side effects of menopause? Yes, following are long term side effects: 1- Osteoporosis: which is the medical term for thinning of the bones that become weaker and break easily. Bones of the spine, wrists, and hips are most prone to fracture. Making sure to get enough calcium in your diet to strengthen your bones. (1000 milligrams per day befo