According to Mayo Clinic, menopause marks the end of menstruation for women, typically occurring around the age of 51, but it can begin between 45 and 55, or exceptionally, as early as 30 or as late as 60.
Perimenopause, which precedes menopause and can last for years, involves a gradual decline in the hormones estrogen and progesterone, which regulate the menstrual cycle, leading to irregular periods, hot flashes, mood swings, vaginal dryness, and night sweats, among other symptoms. The onset of menopause is influenced by various factors, including genetics, behavior, and the environment.
For instance, a woman's family history and lifestyle choices such as smoking and obesity can affect the timing of menopause. Medical conditions and treatments, such as ovarian surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation therapy, may also accelerate menopause.
While menopause is a natural process and not an illness, its symptoms can be alleviated with lifestyle modifications, such as diet and exercise, and hormone replacement therapy (HRT), which replaces the hormones no longer produced by the body. However, the use of HRT should be evaluated on an individual basis with a healthcare professional, as it may have potential benefits and risks.
To conclude, menopause is a natural process that varies in onset and duration for each woman, and its symptoms can be managed with appropriate care and lifestyle modifications.
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