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

Hometown Health Blog

Should you be concerned about postmenopausal bleeding?

The term "menopause" can be daunting on its own, but coupled with the words "abnormal bleeding" may cause extra concern. Consulting with your care team will determine the cause and next steps.

Katie Casper, M.D. By Katie Casper June 29, 2023

Menopause: A natural part of aging

Menopause is a natural part of the aging process but can be challenging for some women. Get answers to common questions for a greater understanding of symptoms and treatments to smooth the transition.

Katie Casper, M.D. By Katie Casper April 26, 2023
Tarek Khalife MD By Tarek Khalife April 26, 2023

Pausing to learn more about menopause

Menopause can be a blessing and a curse. Learn how to tell if you're in menopause, what to expect and how to manage symptoms.

November 30, 2021

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

Menopause: A natural aging process

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