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The Ultimate Mini-Guide To Menopause

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R. Lankester
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First published by The Mutton Club

Where does the word “menopause” come from?

The word “menopause” was first used in 1879. It is a combination of two Greek words - mens meaning “monthly”, and pausis meaning “cessation”.

Stages of menopause

There are three stages of menopause:

  • Perimenopause - the 4 to 10 years before periods stop;
  • Menopause - defined as occurring 12 months after your last period, occurring on average at the age of 51;
  • Post menopause - the years that follow menopause.

Types of menopause

There are three types of menopause:

  • Natural - happens between the ages of 40 and 58;
  • Premature - happens before 40, usually due to an autoimmune disorder or genetics;
  • Artificial or .....

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