What to Know About Menopause

If you suffer from heavy or painful periods, comfort yourself with this thought: it’ll all be over with the menopause. Some women dread the change, perhaps fearing the unknown or the loss of their fertility and bloom. The age you experience menopause can vary, but it typically occurs in your late 40s or early 50s. Menopause can provide a welcome release from menstrual suffering, but it can also bring several hormonal changes and cause several symptoms such as hot flashes, flushing, and night sweats.

Signs of Menopause

A telling sign of the change is your menstrual cycle becoming irregular and hot flashes. You may also notice vaginal dryness, sleep disturbances, night sweats, and mood swings. Why does this happen? It’s normal. Your body is experiencing many level changes in its natural estrogen. Before you fully enter the menopausal stage of your life you will be in what is known as the perimenopausal stage. Perimenopause can last from one to several years before you completely stop having a  menstrual cycle for 12 consecutive months.


Vasomotor can occur multiple times in a day morning or night. Vasomotor is most commonly known as a hot flash and/or night sweats. It may cause the skin to become rosy/red when your body’s temperature rises.  The inability to control your core body temperature usually lasts about 4 minutes. For some women, the symptoms of menopause can be more debilitating than most will realize. There have been links to Vasomotor Syndrom from women who have menopause.

Read about the options you have for taking control of the symptoms of  Vasomotor.


Once you completely stop having a menstrual cycle for 12 consecutive months, you’ve entered menopause. Have no fear, once you have completed the menopause stage you will enter the postmenopausal stage. During this time, many of the bothersome symptoms a woman may have experienced before menopause gradually decrease and/or disappear. However, your body has does have a decrease in hormone health conditions.