menopause

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Synonyms for menopause

the time in a woman's life in which the menstrual cycle ends

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If menopause is seen as a natural stage of biological development, however, hormone therapy will be seen as medication useful only for those most seriously affected (that is, those who have had an artificial menopause, those at serious risk of osteoporosis, and those few women who suffer from intolerable hot flashes).
If treatment is required there are two main options - medicines which shrink fibroids by bringing on an artificial menopause, and surgery - either to remove the fibroid (myomectomy) or the whole womb (hysterectomy).
Spaying a female dog before her first heat cycle will reduce her risk of developing breast tumors; similarly, women who have had an early or artificial menopause have a lower risk for developing breast cancer.
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