Natural menopause: defined retrospectively after 12 consecutive months of amenorrhea in a nonpregnant woman ≥40 years of age; mean age of 51 years
Results from loss of ovarian activit...
Cessation of menses:
Generally preceded by a period of irregular cycles with heavy vaginal bleeding followed by diminished vaginal bleeding
Vasomotor symptoms reported by 80%:
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Mørch LS, Løkkegaard E, Andreasen AH, et ...
E28.310 Symptomatic premature menopause
N95.1 Menopausal and female climacteric states
Z78.0 Asymptomatic menopausal state
E89.40 Asymptomatic postprocedural ovarian failure
Menopause is usually diagnosed by history alone.
HT can be used short term for relief of moderate to severe vasomotor symptoms but should not be used for long-term prevention of CVD.
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