Wednesday, October 3, 2007


Most of today's women will live 25 to 30 years — one-third of their lives — after menopause. An understanding of the body's changes during this phase of life can ease the transition, and equally important, better prepare you to safeguard your health during your later years. There are many different considerations a woman needs to take as she approaches menopause. Specific treatment for menopausal symptoms will be determined by your doctor based on:

Your age, overall health, and medical history
Current symptoms
Your tolerance for specific medications, procedures, or therapies
Your opinion or preference

Today, women entering menopause are healthier, feel younger than their years, and lead more active lives and careers than previous generations. Despite the problems menopause may bring, the years afterward are the most productive and satisfying for many women
The Basics

Menopause is only one of several stages in the reproductive life of a woman. The whole menopause transition is divided into distinct stages known as: premature menopause, premenopause, perimenopause, menopause, and postmenopause