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‘The end of a woman’s menstrual cycles, marking the end of reproductive years. Can also be used to describe any of the changes experienced just before, or just after you stop having your period.’

A natural part of life, with treatable symptoms.

Menopause occurs when you haven’t menstruated for 12 months. It’s a natural part of life, and in general, happens to women when they are around 51 years of age. It can come on earlier, however, and is caused when your body stops producing oestrogen.

If you’re experiencing changes in your body and you recognise some in the list below, it may well be menopause.

Menopause symptoms

  • Changes in your menstrual cycle

    If the frequency changes, or your period becomes heavier, it may be a precursor to menopause.

  • Hot flushes and night sweats

    Experienced to varying extent, but happens to all women during menopause. This can often be accompanied by a light headedness.

  • Difficulty sleeping

    Hormonal changes can affect your ability to sleep, especially if you’re not a great sleeper already.

  • Tiredness and pain

    Particularly pain your joints, and tiredness more than usual. You might also feel a crawling under the skin.

  • Mood changes

    You might be feeling overwhelmed more than usual, and anxiety can come on quickly from nowhere. You may also feel depressed, unloved and irritable.

  • Less sexual feelings

    Often accompanied by a decrease in moisture produced by the lining of the vagina.

  • Urinary frequency

    Tends to increase, and your ability to ‘hold on’ may decrease.

Menopause treatment

Most women will experience symptoms to some degree for around 5 – 10 years, however rest assured all of this is completely normal, and we can alleviate the symptoms in the following ways.

– Menopausal Hormone Therapy | MHT
– Non-hormonal treatment
– Lifestyle changes