As a woman reaches 40 years, the production of sex hormones (estrogens and testosterone) starts declining and gradually affects the ovarian function. It is due to this that a woman starts experiencing menopausal symptoms intermittently as soon as she is in her 40s. Some women may experience menopause too early (in their late 30s), also called premature menopause. In such cases , the premenopausal symptoms may appear for a few months or even years. The severity of the symptoms varies from woman to woman. Regardless of when a woman experiences menopause, its symptoms remain same at all times.
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The hormonal influx during menopause affects mental well-being of a woman, causing emotional and psychological symptoms. These include:
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Menopause may last from several months to a few years; therefore, the severity of its symptoms may reduce or increase with different menopausal stages.
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