How long does menopause last? What is the menopause age? What are the signs of menopause?
The answers to these most common concerns are highly individual.
This event in a woman’s life can occur in her forties or her sixties but most commonly, the change takes place when a woman is in her early fifties.
Women in their 40s and 50s commonly experience hot flashes, mood swings or other menopause-like symptoms (see list below). You can confirm that you are entering menopause with a simple home test.
It’s easy. You place a few drops of urine on a test strip bought at the drug store. The test measures levels of follicle-stimulating hormone and indicates whether you have entered menopause. Home test manufacturers advise women to repeat the test every six to 12 months when the symptoms of menopause occur.
Cold flashes, clammy feeling, chills
Bouts of rapid heart beat
Mood swings, sudden tears
Trouble sleeping through the night (with or without night sweats)