Can I delay menopause?


Menopause is a natural process in women that cannot be delayed. A woman is officially defined as menopausal one year past her last menstrual period, when the body ceases ovulating. For years the medical community had explained that women lose eggs gradually as they age, up until menopause. Recent research suggests, however, that stems cells may regulate this timing more than the actual number of eggs, a theory still being explored. Either way, aside from lessening the chances of early menopause by caring well for ourselves nutritionally, hormonally, and emotionally, it’s most likely for us to go through natural menopause around the same time our mothers did.

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