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Overview & Facts

Menopause is a normal condition that all women experience as they age. The term "menopause" can describe any of the changes a woman goes through either just before or after she stops menstruating, marking the end of her reproductive period.

A woman is born with a finite number of eggs, which are stored in the ovaries. The ovaries also make the hormones estrogen and progesterone, which control menstruation and ovulation. Menopause happens when the ovaries no longer release an egg every month and menstruation stops.

Menopause is considered a normal part of aging when it happens after the age of 40. But some women can go through menopause early, either as a result of surgery, such as hysterectomy, or damage to the ovaries, such as from chemotherapy. Menopause that happens before 40, regardless of the cause, is called premature menopause.

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Top 5 Pregnancy Power Foods critical stage in your pregnancy as your baby goes through

The first trimester is a critical stage in your pregnancy as your baby goes through tremendous development and growth. Do try to eat a variety of healthy foods:

  • Eat plenty of healthy protein - fish, lean meat, beans
  • Iron rich food such as green leafy vegetables
  • Calcium-rich food such as nuts, seets, cheese, and milk
  • Drink extra fluids, especially water

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