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Menopause is the permanent end of menstruation and fertility, defined as occurring 12 months after your last menstrual period.

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Menopause can be a blessing for those with a history of heavy periods and pelvic pain, but it also can be a curse for others with new-onset, frequent disturbing hot flashes, drenching sweats, sleepless nights, horrible mood swings, vaginal dryness and urinary disturbances.

April 26, 2017

Menopause transition: What's normal?

Did you know the menopausal transition, known as perimenopause, begins four years before a woman’s final menstrual cycle? It’s true, and it's important to know that perimenopausal symptoms are common and usually diminish with time.


March 12, 2015


Sometime around her 51st birthday, the average woman in the U.S. will experience menopause. With the change comes a host of symptoms, including hot flashes, weight gain, bone loss, sleep disturbances, mood changes and a decreased sex drive.

Gokhan Anil MD By Gokhan Anil March 28, 2014
Middle aged woman

Women's Health Q&A: Menopause

Do you have questions about menopause? Get answers to some frequently asked questions about what happens before, during and after menopause.

August 20, 2013

Menopause: Ensuring a Tranquil Transition

For some women, menopause can be challenging. A greater understanding of the symptoms and treatments can help smooth the natural transition.

October 22, 2012