Updated: Sep 30, 2021
Why do they call the menopause the "change"?
It often is referred to as the change of life and marks the transition between a woman's childbearing years and her nonchildbearing years. Menopause is a natural part of aging and occurs as result of the gradual loss of estrogen — a hormone produced in the ovaries.
Symptoms: No menstrual periods for a year
Usual onset: Between 49-52 years of age