What Happens During Menopause?

During menopause the ovaries decline and completely cease making hormones. The main hormones the ovaries make are estrogen and progesterone.  Menarche marks the beginning of a young woman starting her monthly cycle. During a monthly cycle, estrogen and progesterone are produced by the ovaries.   After menarche a woman will continue to have periods/menses unless […]

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When Does Menopause Start?

  Menopause occurs when the ovaries decrease their production of female hormones. The ovaries mainly produce the hormones, estrogen and progesterone. These hormones decline over time when the ovaries start to reduce in function. When the ovaries start to reduce the output of estrogen and progesterone, this is considered Peri-menopause. Perimenopause means ‘near/around or about […]

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What Age Does Menopause Start?

  Menopause starts when a woman’s ovaries stop producing hormones.  The main hormones that ovaries produce are estrogen and progesterone.  Technically, in theory, menopause is when a woman has missed her period for one full year or has undergone an oophorectomy/hysterectomy (removal of ovaries and uterus).  Menopause is a natural transition that every woman will […]

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What Are The Symptoms of Menopause?

  Menopause is when a woman is no longer producing hormones from her ovaries. The main hormones produced from the ovaries are estrogen and progesterone. A woman’s hormones will decline and cease with age or if she has her ovaries removed, which is called an oophorectomy.    When a woman undergoes a oophorectomy, she will usually […]

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How Long Does Menopause Last?

  Menopause is a process that every female will eventually go through. A women has truly entered menopause after she has missed her period for a full year or has had an oophorectomy/hysterectomy (removal of ovaries and uterus). Menopause is not an overnight occurrence but is a phase of a life that can last from […]

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Vaginal Dryness – When Sex Hurts

  During menopause or if a woman has her ovaries removed (hysterectomy/oophorectomy), estrogen (along with progesterone) will plummet.  This drop in estrogen is what causes vaginal dryness and vaginal atrophy, creating pain with sex. What’s estrogen got to do with it? Estrogen has everything to do with vaginal dryness.  Estrogen hydrates and strengthens the vaginal […]

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