Alternate Names : Change of Life
Menopause occurs in a
woman's life once her menstruation has stopped permanently. Menopause is considered complete, and the woman is considered to be in postmenopause once her menstruation has stopped for 1 full year. This usually occurs between the ages of 35 and 58.
What is going on in the body?
When a woman reaches menopause, her estrogen level has declined enough so that she has no monthly bleeding, and bearing children is no longer possible.
What are the causes and risks of the condition?
Menopause is caused by natural
During menopause, a woman's estrogen level decreases. This eventually causes a
woman to stop menstruating.