There are many facts about menopause and perimenopause that you need to know. Here I share 7 menopause terms with you.
The menopause facts that you need to know
Menopause: is when you haven’t had a period for a year and a day.
Early menopause: is when you haven’t had a period for a year and a day and you’re aged 40-45.
Premature menopause: is when you haven’t had a period for a year and a day and you’re under the age of 40.
Perimenopause: this is the time leading up to menopause when your hormones are fluctuating, this can last years and years but the average age is from 42-47.
Surgical menopause: this is when both ovaries are removed, plunging you into menopause which can be at any age.
Medical menopause: when your ovarian function changes due to medical treatment such as chemotherapy.
Average Age: menopause can happen at any age but the average age for menopause is 51.
If you feel that any of these apply, please visit your doctor to get help and support.
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Kate Beavis is Fearless at 50 – supporting women to be visible and fearless in midlife. This includes understanding your health, and well-being, building confidence and more.