When it comes to getting through menopause, you have quite a few more options than your grandmother did.
The months—and sometimes years—leading up to your final menstruation can be filled with hot flashes, sleep interruption, vaginal dryness, urinary problems, mood swings, loss of libido, weight gain and forgetfulness. But today’s treatments make going through this inevitable and sometimes challenging hormonal change easier and less stressful.
Though it’s possible to experience the onset of menopause as early as 35, most women’s periods stop around the age of 52.
And the other side of menopause can be liberating. There’s sex with no pregnancy worries. No more periods.