What Is Menopause?
Menopause is the cessation of ovarian function. In women who have a uterus and have periods, it is defined as a year of no periods. Blood tests are needed to confirm menopause in women who have had hysterectomies.
Menopause can happen in your 40s or 50s, with the average starting age being 51 in the U.S.
While we often associate menopause with the end of the menstrual cycle, there’s also the perimenopause (pre-menopause) and postmenopause stages.
As you age, your reproductive cycle slows down and prepares to stop. As menopause nears, the ovaries make less estrogen and stop releasing eggs into the fallopian tube, resulting in changes to the menstrual cycle. Your period may become irregular and unpredictable and, eventually, completely stop.
Importance Of These Supplements:
These Supplements are typically a combination of botanicals and/or vitamins and minerals administered to alleviate one or more of the symptoms women experience during menopause. Black cohosh, red clover, chasteberry, dong quai and evening primrose are popular botanicals you often see in menopause supplements.