What is Postmenopause?
Postmenopause is the stage of life after you have not had a period for 12 months or longer
Once you are postmenopausal, your hormone levels will remain at a constant low level. You will no longer be able to become pregnant, and you will not experience monthly menstrual cycles.
Some women may continue to experience some menopause symptoms.
- You may still experience hot flashes for one to two years following menopause.
- You may notice a shift in your mood and feel depression before, during, and after menopause.
- You may also experience vaginal dryness that can affect your sexual health as well as cause infections.
You may be at increased risk for the following conditions after menopause:
- osteoporosis (changes in bone density
- cardiovascular disease
If you’re postmenopausal and experience vaginal bleeding, contact your doctor. This may be a sign of a serious health condition.
Keep up (or adopt) healthy lifestyle habits
- consume foods that contain calcium or take calcium supplements
- take a daily vitamin D supplement
- exercise, incorporating both aerobic and strength-building activities into your routine
- limit your alcohol intake
- quit smoking
- monitor your mental health & well being and seek help if required
- continue to undertake required gynecological screens and other health tests as required
- have fun, be silly, laugh and enjoy every moment of your life.