What is menopause? Menopause is the point in time when a woman’s menstrual periods stop. Menopause happens because the ovaries stop producing the hormones estrogen and progesterone. Some women worry about menopause, and it can cause uncomfortable symptoms. But there are many ways to treat symptoms and stay active and strong. Symptoms • Irregular periods. …

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Heavy Periods

Millions of women bleed so heavily during their periods that they have to put their normal activities on hold. Signs and symptoms of heavy menstrual bleeding. • Does your bleeding soak through one or more pads or tampons every hour for several hours? • Do you need to change your sanitary protection during the night? …

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