Menopause is scientifically known as the climacteric or, simply put, when your female hormones start to decline.
It is the natural end of a woman's menstruation and President of the Menopause Society of South Africa Dr Trudy Smith joined Azania Mosaka to share more on the different stages of menopause and its various symptoms.
You have the perimenopause, that time period before the last menstrual period you will ever have. It is when your hormones start fluctuating wildly. You start flushing, you start getting a bit moody, the brain fog starts to happen, the weight changes...— Dr Trudy Smith, President - Menopause Society of South Africa
It's a continuum it's not a finite thing. Your period either diminishes or it becomes irregular. Often women think that this is the time that you can't fall pregnant but you can fall pregnant.— Dr Trudy Smith, President - Menopause Society of South Africa
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This article first appeared on 702 : [LISTEN] How will I know I'm in menopause?