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Menopause is a natural process of the aging female reproductive system, which is defined as a permanent end to the menstruation cycle. For women in the U.S and U.K., the average age of menopause is 50 to 51 years old. While some women experience minimal discomfort during menopause, others can experience more severe menopause symptoms including hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, and sleep disorders.

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What is menopause?

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Menopause is a natural process of the aging female reproductive system, which is defined as a permanent end to the menstruation cycle. For women in the U.S and U.K., the average age of menopause is 50 to 51 years old.

What are the symptoms of menopause?

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The most common physical symptoms of menopause are hot flashes, night sweating, and vaginal dryness. Over 70% of women experience these menopause symptoms. Symptoms of menopause often appear several years before menopause, which is called perimenopause.

What are the causes of menopause?

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Menopause is caused by a decline in estrogen hormone production by the ovaries. In a normal menstrual cycle, the ovaries produce hormones that results in the release of a single egg.

What are the treatments for menopause?

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Treatment options can help alleviate menopause symptoms. Over 70% of women experience menopausal symptoms. However, some women can experience extremely uncomfortable symptoms of menopause. Severe hot flashes have been linked to poor sleep and depression.

Alternative treatments for menopause

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Alternative treatments to manage menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, trouble sleeping, moodiness, and osteoporosis are discussed in this article.

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