Menopause

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What is menopause?

Menopause naturally occurs between 40 and 60 years of age due to decreasing function of the ovaries. Perimenopause is a term that describes the menopause transition years. Menopause is defined as no menstrual periods for 12 months since the last period.

Common symptoms reported by people with menopause

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people for menopause

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Estrogen patch)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
53
Tried for
menopause (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Premarin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
98
Tried for
menopause (1)

Data from patients with menopause, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with menopause

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Estrogen patch)
Perceived effectiveness
for menopause (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
menopause (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Premarin)
Perceived effectiveness
for menopause (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
menopause (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with menopause, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has menopause on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 1 new patients joined this month
  • 310 say menopause is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 4
30s 18
40s 79
50s 465
60s 292
70+ 26

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 15
Female 872

These charts show data from menopause patients who have completed their condition history
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