What Is Postmenopause

The time of a woman’s life after menopause is postmenopause. Technically, a woman is postmenopausal from the moment menopause occurs until the end of her life.

During postmenopause, hormone levels will not fluctuate, but will stay at low levels for the rest of your life. The good news is that many of the possibly bothersome signs and symptoms that may have been experienced during menopause will fade away during postmenopause. For instance, you will not have hot flashes, and if you have mood swings or trouble sleeping because of changing hormone levels, then this may also stop.

Postmenopausal women, however are at increased risk for a number of health conditions, like osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease—thought to be due to lower levels of estrogen. Other problems, such as vaginal dryness, will continue if untreated. If your sexual desire has decreased, it may stay low—but there are treatments that can help.

What Causes Postmenopause

Diagnosing Postmenopause

Symptoms of Postmenopause

Living With Postmenopause

Complementary and Alternative Treatment

Questions For A Doctor