Living with Menopause


Heather talks to Laura Harriger, Nurse Practitioner at Christie Clinic’s Department of OB/Gyn, about menopause.

Menopause is the time that marks the end of a menstrual cycle. It is diagnosed after a female has gone 12 months without a menstrual period. The average age for menopause in the United States is 51, but it can start in the 40s or 50s. Some of the symptoms of menopause are irregular periods, hot flashes, chills, night sweats, sleep problems, mood changes, and more. Some of the health risks that increase after menopause are osteoporosis, urinary incontinence, weight gain, and sexual function.

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