Menopause occurs when a woman stops having monthly periods for at least a year. It usually begins between the ages of 42 and 58 with an average of 51 years.
If you have not had a period for a full year, it is probably safe to say you have been through menopause and can no longer get pregnant.
Period changes after the age 45 years are normal. However, you can see a doctor if you have symptoms that bother you. For instance, night sweat and sleeping disturbances, or if you feel depressed. Other reasons to see a doctor include:
Generally, the management of menopausal symptoms include the following:
Other natural products: evening primrose oil, vitmin E, wild yam, dong quai, chasteberry, ginseng, licorice, MACA, seberian, rhubarb, omega 3s.
Ask your doctor before you take any herbals, especially if you have a breast cancer history.