Menopause marks the end of a woman’s menstrual cycles. While menopause means no more periods, it can also mean a marked increase in the following symptoms:
- Rise in LDL cholesterol, possibly boosting the possibility of heart disease
- Decrease in bone mass can lead to osteoporosis
- Concentration problems
- Hot flashes
- Sexual dysfunction
- Weight gain due to insulin resistance
When does Menopause start?
- Menopause is diagnosed after 12 months without a menstrual period
- Menopause can happen in your 40s or 50s, but the average age is 51.
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