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Question by  worker8313 (43)

What happens to women's bodies when they turn fifty?

Is this when menopause normally starts?


Answer by  mem4dr (1378)

After age 50, your general health risks increase. It is important to start getting an annual colonoscopy. Menopause starts at different times for different women. Many women experience the start of menopause when they are still in their forties. It is also impossible to predict how long menopause will last as it varies from woman to woman.


Answer by  Pam84 (330)

The onset of menopause averages 51 years. Ovulation slows due to decreased progesterone productioni. There is a lengthy list of symptoms that correspond to this period of a woman's life.


Answer by  monkeyz (3150)

Menopause can begin starting in the late thirties, but generally happens in the forties and fifties. At this time the body slowly produces less and less estrogen, and the menstrual cycle becomes more and more irregular until it stops.


Answer by  xynny (28)

Menopause happens at different ages for different women. Some women start to get irregular periods starting in their 30s and 40s, and some do not start menopause much later.

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