Prime Women's Health

Prime Women's Health

Obie Editorial Team

Women over 40 are in the prime of their life!

Did you know that your understanding of other people's emotions peaks in your 40s-50s, you tend to do the best on concentration tests in your mid-40s, and arithmetic skills peak at 50? There is so much to celebrate as you approach this new and changing time. Learn how your body is changing and what you can do to feel your best.

When does menopause begin?

The age of onset of menopause varies and may have a familial component. Women with many children and higher weights experience menopause later, while those who have no children, smoke, or have been treated for depression can experience it earlier. 

Perimenopause or menopause transition consists of irregular ovarian function usually 5-7 before actual menopause and up to 1 year after the final menses. 

The change in hormones during perimenopause is often responsible for the clinical signs and symptoms that many women experience.