Menopause occurs when a woman hasn’t menstruated in 12 consecutive months and can no longer become pregnant naturally. It usually begins between the ages of 45 and 55, but can develop before or after this age range.

Menopause can cause uncomfortable symptoms, such as hot flashes and weight gain. For most women, medical treatment isn’t needed for menopause.

What Happens To My Periods After Menopause?

Your periods may not stop altogether immediately but the frequency will be reduced with longer and longer gaps between two periods.

What are the symptoms of Menopause?

  • Hot flashes
  • Sweating heavily in the nights
  • Frequency shifting moods
  • Dryness in the vagina

Diagnosis And Treatment

In most cases Menopause is not a very challenging condition physically. In some cases the symptoms might interfere with your normal daily life in which case treatment may become necessary.

It is diagnosed by a blood test for follicle stimulating hormone (FSH). If the existence of FSH is lost than the average levels or may indicate Menopause.