Do you know all of the terminology related to menopause? Most women know what menopause is, or at least the basic idea of what’s involved. They know that it means no more babies, lots of hot flashes and irritable days and sleepless nights, and many other side effects. But let’s get straight about the terminology so everyone is on the same page.
First things first, the beginning of what is considered menopause is actually called perimenopause (some refer to it as “pre-menopause”) and is when the first noticeable symptoms of menopause begin. These symptoms include menstrual irregularity, hot flashes, mood swings, decreasing ability to conceive, changes in sexual arousal, loss of bone density, among others. Perimenopause normally begins on average at around the age of 51 in the U.S. however it can start as early as 40 or as late as 60 in some cases.
How long does perimenopause last? There is no way to accurately answer that, since every woman has a different experience with perimenopause. Some women experience very few symptoms related to perimenopause, and slide right into menopause as if their hormones were almost non-existent. Unfortunately, that is not the average experience. Normally women can expect at least several years of hot flashes and irregular periods, before finally reaching the big milestone….menopause. Yes menopause just means when a woman reaches a full year without having a period. Sounds like something to look forward to, right? Well, considering the common symptoms of menopause and the anguish that is causes most women, then yes. After all of that, it will be a relief that it is finally over.
So what comes next – would you call it postmenopause? Yes, that is exactly what it’s called after the 12-months of time has passed without a period. This term is rarely used anymore however, since most doctors refer to a woman as in perimenopause or just “in menopause”, but if you are postmenopausal then it doesn’t matter how long it has been since your last period. Clear as mud, right? Yes it is rare that you hear the term perimenopause, since most women just mention they have menopause symptoms and leave it at that. But now that you know the difference, you can correct all of your friends when they say you have menopause, right?
There are many hot flash symptoms of menopause and also many cures for these symptoms. Learn as much as you can about them, and you can take positive steps to find relief for yourself.
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Consistent practice is the best way for students to develop math skills and confidence, at any grade level. 180 Days of Math for Fourth graders provides workbook problems for each day of the school year, giving students ample time to use the skills they learn in class.
Each problem is tied to a specific mathematical concept, allowing students to master skills and prepare for the next level of learning. Students will practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, as well as tackling algebraic thinking, data analysis, logic problems, and more.
With educational activities that are correlated to College and Career Readiness and other state standards, 180 Days of Math helps to prepare students for the future. The daily activities are great as homework or as additional reinforcement of math concepts outside of class.
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