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What Is Menopause? When It Begins, Symptoms & Treatment

Menopause is the stage of life that marks the end of your menstrual cycles. Read on to learn what menopause is, along with tips to help you live a healthy life.

In This Article:

  • Menopause is the stage of life that marks the end of your menstrual cycles. It’s diagnosed after you have gone 12 months without a menstrual period.
  • Most women begin developing menopause symptoms approximately four years before their last period. Symptoms will often continue until about four years after your last period.
  • Every woman’s experience with menopause is different. In the months or years leading up to menopause, you may experience various signs or symptoms.

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