2 Type of Menopause Women Experience


Menopause is known as the cessation of menstrual period. It is confirmed when a woman has not had a menstrual flow for 12 months.

The report from North American Menopause Society (NAMS) has show that the average age of natural menopause is fifty-one. However some women may experience menopause although they are thirty or well into their sixties. Menopause is permanent ending of menstruation in women and it is not a disease or an illness. It means that the end of childbearing which is a woman’s natural ability. However it also can mean the beginning of other sorts of productivity.

You will have more leisure time, independent children and a perspective broadened by experience. You can start to engage in satisfying activities which you have either never been able to explore or abandoned with the onset of responsibilities. There are many aspects that can determine your age at menopause, for instance which type of menopause you experience. Since every woman will experience menopause once in their life, you should know what type of menopause you having.

Natural Menopause

Natural menopause is a natural process of ceasing to menstruate. It happens when your ovaries stop producing hormones and normally happens between the ages of forty-eight and fifty-five.

Induced Menopause

Induced menopause happens when a woman has her ovaries surgically removed or when ovaries stop functioning as a result of radiation, drug therapy, chemotherapy or other medical treatments. This can be happened at any age as it is the result of unexpected physical conditions or deliberate health decisions such as chemotherapy or surgery.

It should be discussed with your medical provider as it is a possible side effect of medical care, so that you can prepare yourself for the sudden change in hormone levels. As the onset of induced menopause always abrupt, there will be no gradual adjustment period to prepare for post menopausal changes. Some women who have removed both ovaries surgically may experience dramatic and abrupt menopausal symptoms.

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