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Menopause, Introduction

Menopause is a period of waning ovarian function culminating in the permanent cessation of menstruation, which marks the end of a women’s reproductive years. Menopause usually begins between the ages of 45 and 55 with changes in the women’s menstrual cycle; bleeding may become heavier or lighter and periods may become irregular or suddenly cease. Menopause is a normal phenomenon and should be fairly asymptomatic. Less than one-third of women experiencing menopause have symptoms sufficiently distressing to seek aid.

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