Women in the postmenopausal phase won't have periods for over a year after menopause, although some will still experience symptoms of menopause after postmenopause.
It happens because the ovaries don't produce the hormones that stimulate the uterus to shed its lining anymore, so women in the postmenopausal phase won't get their periods. Due to the decrease in hormone production, they may still experience hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness.
Medication and lifestyle changes can alleviate the symptoms of post-menopause.
Even though your menstrual years are over, your gynaec visits need to be on your To-Do list.
Pelvic exams, breast exams, pap smears, and mammograms need to be done. An osteoporosis test, such as a bone density scan, will also help.
Your gynaecologist will determine the frequency of your visits depending on your health condition.