Signs of Menopause?
The transition period in a woman’s life when the ovaries stop producing eggs, menstrual activity decreases and eventually ceases, and the body decreases the production of the female hormones estrogen and progesterone.
Menopause is a defining point in a woman’s time of life. Your body is going through changes that influence:
- Your Social life
- Feelings about yourself
- Your ability to functioning at leisure and at work.
In the past, menopause was often surrounded by misconceptions and myths. Now, it is recognized that menopause is a natural step in the process of aging. Contrary to the old-fashioned view that life is all downhill after menopause, many women today find that the years after menopause offer new discoveries and fresh challenges.
Fact #1: There were 40 million women suffering from Menopause in 2003
There will be 60 million women suffering from Menopause by 2010.
Fact #2: Female Menopause begins at about age 40 and is called Perimenopause in the early stage. Around age 45 the symptoms are clearer, and by that time you are going into a full swing of Menopause.
Fact #3: The average life expectancy for women is approximately 80 years. Therefore, women spend up to half their life in their menopause years. If you are going to spend half your life in this condition, shouldn’t you understand it
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