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Postmenopause: Definition and Symptoms

by Josephine Andrews
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Postmenopause is the last phase of menopause It begins a year after the last menstrual period. In this phase, many women experience symptoms such as hair loss, dry skin and mucous membranes, brittle bones and sometimes facial hair growth. Find out everything you need to know about postmenopause here!

Postmenopause: these are the symptoms!

Estrogen and progesterone production reaches its lowest point in postmenopause – the final phase of menopause . Symptoms such as dry skin and mucous membranes, back and joint pain can occur. Up to 40 percent of all women also develop osteoporosis (bone loss) during this period of life.

Signs of masculinization are also possible: hair loss and hair growth on the face (” lady’s beard “). They are due to the relative excess of male sex hormones (androgens). While the production of female sex hormones (oestrogens) drops drastically during menopause , the amount of testosterone hardly changes.

In addition to the symptoms mentioned, there are often perimenopause symptoms such as hot flashes, sweating and sleep disorders in the postmenopause. In addition, performance drops and women tire more quickly. In most cases, the ability to react and motor skills also decrease.

What is postmenopause?

Why do these symptoms occur? Postmenopause is the last phase of menopause . It begins twelve months after the last menstrual period (menopause). The preceding section is what is known as the perimenopause – it covers the period from around the age of 47 until around the age of 50, when menopause generally occurs. The section before – from about the age of 40 – is referred to by doctors as premenopause.

By the way: When people talk about menopause, they generally mean the peri- and post-menopause.

You can read more about the division of menopause into different phases in the article Menopause – when?

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