The time in a woman's life when her ovaries stop making hormones and releasing eggs. Later on she stops having periods all together. After this point a woman can't get pregnant any more. The age is usually 45-55.
Another word for the change of life. The woman's ovaries produce less oestrogen and progesterone, and her periods eventually stop. She can then have no more children. The menopause will occur naturally with age, but it may also start suddenly because a woman has had certain surgical or medical treatments that affect the ovaries.
defined when a year has passed since the final menstrual period. This marks the beginning of women's mature life following approximately 30-45 years of reproductive life. The average age of menopause in western countries is approximately 51. The average age of menopause is younger in smokers and those who have never had children ( nulliparous). Low levels of both estrogen and progesterone are normal after menopause.
Permanent cessation of menstruation. Occurs as early as age 35 or as late as age 55; usually spans 1 to 2 years. Menopause is only one event in the CLI-MACTERIC, a biological change in body tissue and body systems that occurs in both sexes between the mid-40s and mid-60s.
Change of life. Strictly speaking the term menopause means the cessation of menstruation due to decreasing ovarian function. However, it is commonly used to refer to the period in a woman's life when she passes out of her reproductive years. Menopause usually begins between the ages of 45 and 50 as the ovaries gradually cease to function. The number of follicles in the ovaries decreases. Production of the female sex hormones diminishes. The phase of fertility ends with the last menstruation in a woman's life, which usually occurs around the age of 52. Doctors divide the menopause or climacteric into the premenopause, perimenopause and postmenopause. The hormone deficiency during menopause (particularly the estrogen deficiency) can have serious long-term consequences such as osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease.
the time in a woman's life when monthly cycles of menstruation cease forever and the level of hormones produced by the ovaries decreases. Menopause usually occurs in the late 40s or early 50s, but it can also be brought about by surgical removal of both ovaries (oophorectomy), or by some chemotherapies that destroy ovarian function.
Menopause is the natural cessation of ovarian function and menstruation, usually occurring between the ages of 42 and 56. [ North American Menopause Society ] [ Osteoporosis Prevention Using Soy (OPUS) Study ] [ Osteoporosis Prevention Study Website ] [ Recommendations for Patients Taking Hormone Replacement Therapy
The natural cessation of ovulation and menstruation. Menopause can occur between 42 and 56 years of age, but usually occurs around the age of 51 when the ovaries stop producing eggs and the estrogen production stops. Many women may experience symptoms of hot flushes and sweats when this process is underway.
The time in a woman's life when the ovaries have expended their complement of eggs and, as a consequence, hormone production diminishes or ceases. The hormonal changes of menopause can bring about unpleasant symptoms, such as hot flashes.
The period when a woman permanently stops menstruating and is no longer able to conceive. During this period, a woman's ovaries stop producing the hormones estrogen and progesterone. The average age of natural menopause is 50 years old, however, women who have had surgery to remove reproductive organs (such as a hysterectomy) may experience menopause at an earlier age.
(also known as the "Change of life" or climacteric) is a stage of the human female reproductive cycle that occurs as the ovaries stop producing estrogen, causing the reproductive system to gradually shut down. As the body adapts to the changing levels of natural hormones, vasomotor symptoms such as hot flashes and palpitations, psychological symptoms such as increased depression, anxiety, irritability, mood swings and lack of concentration, and atrophic symptoms such as vaginal dryness and urgency of urination appear. Together with these symptoms, the woman may also have increasingly scanty and erratic menstrual periods.
When a woman's monthly menstrual periods end permanently, signifying the end of her childbearing years. Although the average age for menopause in the United States is 51, some women experience menopause earlier due to natural causes or following surgery, illness or that destroy ovarian function. Menopause is said to have occurred when a woman has not had a menstrual period for 12 months.
When a womanâ€(tm)s menstrual period stops. The average age for menopause is around 50, but it can happen earlier or later in life too. Symptoms that signal the onset of menopause are a lighter period, hot flashes, a heavier flow, decrease in estrogen levels, vaginal drynessâ€¦.
The time in a womanâ€™s life when monthly cycles of menstruation stop forever and the level of hormones produced by the ovaries decreases. Menopause usually naturally occurs in a womanâ€™s late 40s or early 50s, but it can also be caused by surgical removal of both ovaries (oophorectomy), or by chemotherapy, which often destroys ovarian function.
The time of a woman's life when menstrual periods permanently stop. Also called “The change of life”. Hormonal levels fall at this time and replacement is usually started. This may also occur after surgery if the ovaries are removed.
The cessation of menstruation (usually not official until 12 months have passed without periods), occurring at the average age of 52. As commonly used, the word denotes the time of a woman's life, usually between the ages of 45 and 54, when periods cease and any symptoms of low estrogen levels persist, including hot flashes, insomnia, anxiety, mood swings, loss of libido and vaginal dryness. When these early menopausal symptoms subside, a woman becomes postmenopausal.
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the end of the period in a woman's life where sexual reproduction is possible. The ovaries stop producing eggs, menstrual activity decreases and eventually ceases, and the body decreases the production of the female hormones.
The cessation of menstruation, caused by the rapid decline in body's production of estrogen and progesterone. Menopause usually occurs in women after the age of 45 or following the surgical removal of female reproductive organs. Men experience a comparable "change of life" but the decline in production of testosterone, HGH, DHEA and other hormones is more gradual. Some researchers have suggested that males experience "male menopause," "andropause," etc.
The period in a woman's life when ovulation and menstrual periods stop and she is no longer able to bear children. Levels of the sex hormones estrogen and progesterone decline at menopause. This can cause symptoms such as hot flashes and vaginal dryness.
Also known as the female climacteric. The process of the cessation of menstruation, usually occurring in late middle age. May be accompanied by symptoms such as hot flashes, moodiness, depression, mental fogginess, and vaginal dryness. Some benefits noticed may include mental clarity, increased sexual desire, and the termination of the need for birth control.
When a woman's monthly menstrual periods end permanently, signifying the end of her childbearing years. It is one day in a woman's life when, after 12 months of not having a period, she is considered "menopausal." Although the average age for menopause in the United States is 51, some women experience menopause earlier due to natural causes or following surgery, illness, or other treatments that lessen ovarian function.
the cessation of menstruation. Menopause may be due to hormonal changes, surgery, or drug use. Natural menopause typically occurs between 45 and 60 years of age; women with HIV may experience early menopause.
The loss of natural estrogen may contribute to a higher risk of heart disease and stroke after menopause. As menopause approaches, causing a woman to lose natural estrogen, her risk of coronary heart disease and stroke begins to rise and continues to rise as she ages. If menopause is caused by surgery to remove the uterus and ovaries, the risk rises sharply. If menopause occurs naturally, the risk rises more slowly.
Natural cessation of ovarian function and menstruation. Menopause can occur between the ages of 42 and 56 but usually occurs around the age of 51, when the ovaries stop producing eggs and estrogen levels decline.
Menopause is a stage in life when a woman stops having her monthly period. By definition, a woman is menopausal after her periods have stopped for one year. Menopause typically occurs in a woman's late forties to early fifties. It is a normal part of aging, marking the end of a woman's reproductive years. Women who have their ovaries and uterus surgically removed undergo "sudden" menopause.
The last natural menstrual period (so often a retrospective diagnosis); hence the adjective menopausal, the natural state a woman is in after the ovaries have stopped ovulating because of depletion of eggs. The normal age of menopause is between 40 and 55 years, with an average in Western societies of 50-51 years. See also: perimenopause See also: premature menopause See also: oopause
The cessation of menstruation, which is the monthly releasing of eggs by a woman's ovaries. This process is triggered by the gradual decrease in female hormones, particularly estrogen, and is said to be complete when a woman has not menstruated for 12 consecutive months.
The time in a woman's life when menstrual periods permanently stop. It is also called the "change of life." A woman can usually tell if she is approaching menopause because her menstrual periods starts changing. The medical terms used to describe this time are "perimenopause" and the "menopause transition." Natural menopause occurs when the ovaries naturally begin decreasing their production of the sex hormones estrogen and progesterone.
Menopause is the physiological cessation of menstrual cycles associated with advancing age in women. The menopause is sometimes referred to as change of life or climacteric. The condition also exists in some of the other species that experience such cycles, such as pilot whales.