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Menopause

October 29, 2015

Menopause is a normal stage of life and is the natural termination of the menstrual cycle and reproductive years. It usually occurs somewhere between the ages of 45 and 55. At this time the female sex hormone, oestrogen gradually decreases while the adrenals begin making oestrogen and androgen to replace it. The transitional time leading up to menopause is called perimenopause and this phase can last up to four years. It is characterised by shorter or longer menstrual cycles, heavier or lighte....

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