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What is Menopause?

What is Menopause?

Menopause is the depletion of a woman's eggs (ova) and the complete cessation of the menstrual cycle. Menopause, commonly known as "the change", marks ...more »

  • Menopause: The end of female menstruation and fertility.
  • Menopause: Menopause is the permanent cessation of menses, usually defined by 6 to 12 months of amenorrhea in a woman over 45 years of age. (NCI)
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Menopause: the time in a woman's life in which the menstrual cycle ends.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Menopause: Introduction

Types of Menopause:

Types of Menopause:

Broader types of Menopause:

Who gets Menopause?

Profile for Menopause: These changes can begin as early as age 35 or as late as 59. (Source: excerpt from Menopause: NWHIC)

How serious is Menopause?

Complications of Menopause: see complications of Menopause

What causes Menopause?

Causes of Menopause: see causes of Menopause
Risk factors for Menopause: see risk factors for Menopause

What are the symptoms of Menopause?

Symptoms of Menopause: see symptoms of Menopause

Complications of Menopause: see complications of Menopause

Duration of Menopause: Perimenopausal transition may last several years.

Can anyone else get Menopause?

More information: see contagiousness of Menopause
Inheritance: see inheritance of Menopause

Menopause: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Menopause.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Menopause.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Menopause: see treatments for Menopause
Alternative treatments for Menopause: see alternative treatments for Menopause
Research for Menopause: see research for Menopause

Society issues for Menopause


Hospitalization statistics for Menopause: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Menopause:

  • 0.22% (28,383) of hospital consultant episodes were for menopausal and other perimenopausal disorders in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 99% of hospital consultant episodes for menopausal and other perimenopausal disorders required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for menopausal and other perimenopausal disorders were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 4% of hospital consultant episodes for menopausal and other perimenopausal disorders required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1.9 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for menopausal and other perimenopausal disorders in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Name and Aliases of Menopause

Main name of condition: Menopause

Other names or spellings for Menopause:

Climacteric, Change of life
Source - WordNet 2.1

Menopause: Related Conditions

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