Menopausal Syndrome

Menopausal Syndrome or menopause refers to the cessation of menstruation in a woman. It signifies the end of fertile phase in a woman’s life when the ovaries simply stop functioning. The age of onset of menopause differs in all women, while the average age of onset of menopause is 51 years . In some women it can occur as early as in 30s or in late 60s in case of others. There is no relation of menopause with the age of onset of menstruation.

As menopause approaches, the menstrual cycles become irregular, the menstrual flow diminishes, osteoporosis may set in and some women experience hot flushes and vaginal atrophy. The women who have their ovaries removed due to any reason enter into menopause automatically. No link has been established between menopause and emotional disturbances.