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Monday, 09 October 2006 18:37

Perimenopause is the transitional phase prior to natural menopause usually beginning three to five years prior to a woman's final menstrual period. Fluctuations in hormone levels commonly characterize this phase.

Induced Menopause
Every year, approximately 600,000 women in the U.S. have hysterectomies - and each one of these women has questions, as do their husbands, boyfriends, children and friends. Learn about how surgery and other medical medical causes can induce menopause.

Menopause is the point in a woman's life when menstruation stops permanently, signifying the end of fertility. It is considered to have occurred when a woman has been without her menstrual period for 1 year; on average this occurs at about age 50.


Postmenopause is the stage in a woman’s life that follows menopause.  Hormone production further decreases leading to bone loss and the risk of heart disease.  Approximately 36 million American women will live more than one-third of their lives beyond the onset of menopause.

Menopause Tales
Do you ever feel like you're the only one going through menopause?  The following stories are from Red Hot Mamas website readers and members.  Scroll through menopause tales and and see how other women view and manage their bodies as they experience the change. 

No two women are alike, so the symptoms associated with menopause vary from woman to woman. To some, symptoms may only be a minor concern, while for others, they may disrupt everyday activities. Use the following Symptom Questionnaire to better prepare you to talk to your doctor about your symptoms.

Menopause is a natural part of every woman's life but the journey is unique for each. You may have questions and concerns about what to expect from the transition and how menopause will affect your health and life. It's important to have a thorough discussion about these topics with your doctor. Create your own Discussion Guide: The following list of Questions for Your Doctor can be customized and printed for your next doctor's appointment.

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