Menopause and You


Your answers suggest you are in post menopause. About 5-7 years after the final menstrual period, some menopause symptoms begin to disappear, including hot flashes and memory difficulties. There are other changes to consider, including:

Nearly all women who are 55 and older are going through, or have gone through, menopause. No matter where you are in your journey, there are things to consider once you reach this age. There are important questions to ask your doctor about when or whether to take or stop hormone therapy or other medication therapies. Stopping some medications and herbal and dietary supplements can cause menopause symptoms to return or cause other effects. Going off estrogen therapy can trigger new hot flashes, for example. For women in this age range, disease prevention becomes even more important—in particular, lowering the risks of heart disease, diabetes and osteoporosis.