The very first thing that females need to understand that menopause is not something that suddenly happens.
Around at the age of 40, women enter what is known as the Perimenopause stage.
Note: Again, there is no biological alarm clock that sets it off at the age of 40. Since, in certain cases, it even starts at around 30 or even earlier. In other cases it may start at the age of 45 but the thumb rule is that around 40-45 years of age most women enter into the Perimenopause stage.
The Perimenopause stage
A Woman enters the Perimenopause stage when the ovaries slowly begin to make less estrogen. The ovaries make less estrogen when the quantity of eggs in the ovaries nears its end. You can read about perimenopasue stage at http://aimwellnessclinic.com/menopause/.
Note: You know that your body has probably entered the Perimenopause stage if you experience some of these symptoms:
1) Irregular periods.
2) Breast tenderness.
3) Hot flashes.
4) Worse premenstrual syndrome.
5) Lower intecourse drive.
7) Vaginal dryness; discomfort during intecourse.
8) Coughing or sneezing sometimes leads to urine leakage.
9) Urinary urgency.
10) Mood swings.
11) Difficulty sleeping.
Why does Menopause Happen?
By birth all the females are born with a certain number of eggs that are stored in the ovaries. Apart from storing the eggs the ovaries also make the hormones estrogen and progesterone. These hormones control the menstruation and ovulation cycles. During the reproductive period, the ovaries release an egg every month. As the stock of eggs almost finishes, lesser quantity of hormone is made. Menopause happens when the stock of eggs is over.