The cessation of menses for 6-8 months in a women 45 years of age or older is known as Menopause. Changes in menstrual cycle regularly occur as women progresses through her forties. There may be decreased cycle interval or lapse of cycle with blood flow. The menses usually cease between age of 50-52 years.
Premature menopause is characterized by permanent cessation of menses before 35 years of age. It may be due to genetic predilection or in association with diseases like rheumatoid arthritis or mumps affecting ovaries.

Change in body organ with menopause

Physiological changes in body due to decreased estrogen

Changes in menstrual function


Menopausal syndrome

Organ Changes

Changes due to excess estrogen