Menopause is the permanent end of a woman's menstrual periods. Menopause can occur naturally or be caused by surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation. A woman is said to have completed natural menopause when she has not had a period for 12 consecutive months. For American women, this typically happens at around age 51 or 52.
This fact sheet has basic information about the efficacy and safety of complementary health approaches for menopausal symptoms, summarizes recent research, and offers sources for additional information.
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NCCIH Clinical Digest
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This page last modified September 24, 2017