Menopause is when your periods stop permanently. Once you’ve gone without bleeding for 12 straight months, you are considered menopausal.
You stop having periods because your ovaries no longer release eggs. Your ovaries also stop producing most of their estrogen, a sex hormone that develops and regulates the reproductive system. When it starts is different for everyone, but the average age of menopause is about 45 to 55.
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