Do you wonder how long the drenching hot flashes, sleep-deprivation, forgetfulness, and other menopausal symptoms will last?
Good news, much like puberty, the menopausal transition does not last forever! Every woman is unique and will experience the change of life differently, but here is what multiple studies tell us about the average timing and duration of the menopausal symptoms:
Menopausal symptoms accompany a temporal state as a woman transitions from reproductive through post-reproductive phase of life. Medically speaking1, a woman is in menopause once she has gone 12 consecutive months without a period. However, for many, the symptoms can start several years before and continue for several years after their final menstrual period. The time before menopause when a woman begins to experience some hormonal changes and symptoms is called perimenopause. According to The North American Menopause Society2, perimenopause symptoms can last between 4 and 8 years. The average ages of onset are 45 for perimenopause and 51 for menopause.
Altogether, the symptoms for natural (non-surgical) menopause last about 7 years on average. That means that for some women, the unpleasant transition period can be as short as a few months and for others longer than a decade! This may seem daunting, but remember that the symptoms do tend to decrease in their severity over time. You also may not have recognized some of the early perimenopausal symptoms as such, and by the time the first hot flash came, you were a few years into the transition.
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