Menopause is conditional with ladies. Typically it’s defined as having no periods for 12 months. Another menopause, of course, is surgical menopause which is having a hysterectomy, where both of your ovaries are removed. Menopause typically runs around ages 45 to 55. Some ladies enter menopause earlier, some later.
Sometimes it’s characterized by hot flashes, sleep issues, weight gain. These are not all necessary symptoms. About 50% of ladies actually have none of these symptoms. Their hormones have still declined and their ovaries are not producing these hormones anymore. But typically the ones we see are the ones having symptoms or they just can’t lose weight.