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The average age is 51. It can cause various symptoms such as hot flushes. HRT can help some women during the time. There are also alternatives to HRT and simple lifestyle changes that can be made which can help you feel better.
Loads of info. The menopause affects all women, but doesn’t have to be a nightmare. Learn how to tackle hot flushes, night sweats, mood changes and disturbed sleep. Find out why they happen, and learn about later effects of the menopause as well as the facts about Alternative treatments and Hormone Replacement Therapy.
The menopause, sometimes referred to as the "change of life", is the end of menstruation. This is a woman's ovaries stop producing an egg every four weeks. Watch the video on this page to hear two women describe their experience of the menopause, and learn about common symptoms and treatments.
The menopause can cause various symptoms such as hot flushes and changes to your vagina and genital skin. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may ease symptoms. However, if you take HRT you have a very small increased risk of developing serious diseases such as breast cancer. If you are considering taking HRT, you should discuss the risks and benefits fully with your doctor.
We support women with "Premature Ovarian Insufficiency" which leads to an early Menopause - in your teens, 20s, 30s or early 40s.
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