SWAN Menopause Study Reveals Increased Length

Recent menopause study published in JAMA finds that menopause can last up to 14 years

Logo of EmpowHER, which ran a story on Dr. Santoro's opinion on a recent menopause study | CU OB-GYN | Denver, COOriginally published in JAMA Internal Medicine in April 2015 and later in The Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN), the study concluded menopause can last up to 14 years as opposed to the previously thought 10 years.

Dr. Nanette Santoro, a CU OB-GYN fertility specialist, provided commentary on an EmpowHER article covering the study. In the article, Santoro says women who get hot flashes at a younger age may likely experience a longer menopause, while women who begin menopause later in life will have shorter periods of difficult menopause symptoms.

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