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Explore Dr. Anna Cabeca's Menopause FAQs for expert insights and solutions. Get answers to your questions about menopause symptoms, management, and more.

What is Menopause?

Menopause is the time of your life when you naturally stop having menstrual periods. It marks the end of our reproductive years. Since our periods can fluctuate during perimenopause (the phase when the ovaries start to produce less estrogen), you kno

What is Perimenopause?

The time prior to Menopause. Your forties are the transitional years between childbearing and menopause, and therefore the decade in which you go through perimenopause (though perimenopause can last anywhere from five to fifteen years). Click here to

What is Postmenopause?

Dr Anna says,"As menopause ends, you enter post menopause—which can actually be quite liberating, a new place of centeredness, and a potentially very rewarding phase of life. You begin to reassess your life and goals. You’re more inclined to say, “Wh

What about Premature Ovarian Failure (POI) /Diminished Ovarian Reserve (DOR)/Early Menopause?

In functional medicine, the approach to both concerns involves identifying the underlying factors contributing to diminished ovarian function and vitality, and addressing them at their source. Discover more in the success story of "Fertility and Prog

What are the symptoms of Menopause?

The first main reproductive hormone to start its descent is progesterone, followed by estrogen and others. Common complaints include irritability, depression, crying, anxiety, fatigue, sadness, tension, difficulty concentrating, and loss of interest

How do I know if I am in Menopause?

Measuring your FSH levels is one of the ways your doctor may confirm that you’re officially in menopause. Read more about the stages of Menopause.

First Stage Of Menopause

During the first stage of menopause, you’re considered in the late reproductive phase of your life. You’ll likely still get your period. It’s usually pretty regular, but your ovarian reserve is dwindling. While there are always exceptions, this typic

Second Stage of Menopause

In the second phase of menopause, you’re in perimenopause. This is sometimes also referred to as the menopausal transition. During your perimenopause phase, your period may become irregular and your ovarian reserve is officially considered low. Click

Third Stage of Menopause

The third stage of menopause is actual menopause. This is technically one day. The day you haven’t gotten a period for 12 whole months. If this event happens over the age of 45, that’s considered typical. The median age for menopause is 51. Click her

Fourth Stage of Menopause

In the final phase of menopause, you’re now considered postmenopausal. The beginning of this stage is called early postmenopause. For some women, their vasomotor symptoms (hot flashes and night sweats) begin to subside at this point. But for others,

Can I still use Dr Anna’s products even if I am Postmenopausal?

Yes, absolutely. Dr Anna’s products are for perimenopausal, menopausal and postmenopausal women. Dr Anna says, "As menopause ends, you enter post menopause—which can actually be quite liberating, a new place of centeredness, and a potentially very re