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The menopause is the transition period in a woman's life when the ovaries stop producing eggs, menstrual activity decreases and eventually ceases, and the body decreases the production of the female hormones estrogen and progesterone. Alternative Names of the menopause are change of life or climacteric.

menopause is the permanent cessation of menses and marks the end of the reproductive years. Although menopause is an event common to all women, each woman's menopausal experience is unique. The hormonal changes of menopause occur at a time in a woman's life associated with many physical and social changes. These physical changes may include graying hairs, the appearance of wrinkles, expanding waistlines and the development of certain illnesses. 

Natural menopause usually requires no treatment and many physicians recommend estrogen replacement therapy . 

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, in women about fifty years of age the Conception and Thoroughfare vessels become devoid of blood and kidney qi is in a state of deficiency with an imbalance of yin and yang, and hence the menopause takes place.


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