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.

How do members experience menopause?

Top 5 symptoms reported by people with menopause*

*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.

Top treatments taken by people for menopause*

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

Compare treatments taken by people with menopause*

Treatment
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment

(Estrogen patch)
Perceived effectiveness
for menopause (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
menopause (2)
Treatment

(Premarin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
menopause (1)

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

Who has menopause on PatientsLikeMe?

Age

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 4
30s 16
40s 108
50s 465
60s 424
70+ 37

Distribution of sex

Sex

Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 17
Female 1,016