I’m often asked… ‘When does menopause end? and ‘How long does it last?’
The perimenopause is the five years before the time of the menopause. The average age of menopause is 51 and you will be surprised to hear that menopause is really only one day. In fact menopause is the anniversary of one year since you last had a period…. the next day you're postmenopausal.
However, women may experience symptoms for up to 10 years before this day.
I had a patient last week who came to me and said that she was 74 years old and still having her menopause symptoms, and was that normal? It’s certainly not abnormal.
If you would like to find out more about what’s going on in your body as you hit the menopause feel free to join my free menopause Virtual Class. I will be explaining the changes that occur and how to overcome your symptoms without resorting to drugs or hormones.