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Menopause is a natural phase in a person’s life when they cease menstruating. Typically occurring between the ages of 45 and 55, it results from decreased production of reproductive hormones by the ovaries, leading to changes in the body resulting in menopause.

Key symptoms associated with menopause

Irregular Menstrual Cycles: As you approach menopause, your periods may become irregular before eventually ceasing altogether.

Aches and Pains: Some individuals experience generalised discomfort during this transition.

Hot Flushes: Sudden sensations of heat, often affecting the face, neck, and chest.

Low Libido: Changes in sexual desire can occur.

Mood Swings and Poor Concentration: Emotional fluctuations and difficulty focusing.

Poor Sleep and Night Sweats: Sleep disturbances, often accompanied by night sweats.

Vaginal Dryness: Reduced lubrication and potential discomfort during intercourse.

The menopausal journey is gradual. Symptoms typically begin around four years before your periods cease and may persist for several years afterward. While most women experience relief after menopause, some may continue to have symptoms for a longer period.


During perimenopause, hormonal changes occur in preparation for the full transition. Common perimenopausal symptoms include:

Heavier or Lighter Periods: Your menstrual flow may vary.

Hot Flushes and Night Sweats: Intermittent heat sensations and nighttime perspiration.

Less Frequent Periods: Menstrual cycles may become less predictable.

Mood Swings: Emotional ups and downs.

Poor Sleep: Sleep disturbances similar to those during menopause.

Perimenopause can last anywhere from a few months to several years, varying from person to person.

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and how it can alleviate specific menopausal symptoms:

Hot Flushes: HRT can effectively reduce the intensity and frequency of hot flushes, providing relief from sudden heat sensations.

Night Sweats: By balancing hormone levels, HRT may help mitigate night sweats, allowing for better sleep.

Vaginal Dryness: HRT can improve vaginal lubrication and comfort.

Coping with Menopause: Beyond physical symptoms, menopause can be emotionally challenging. Recognise that your body is undergoing significant changes, and it’s normal to experience feelings of anxiety and depression during this transition. .

Some women face an increased risk of conditions such as osteoporosis (bone weakening) and heart disease. To mitigate these risks:

Osteoporosis Prevention: Lower estrogen levels post-menopause contribute to bone density decline. Consider taking calcium and vitamin D supplements to maintain bone strength.

Heart Health: Adopt a healthy diet, stay active, and exercise regularly to reduce the likelihood of heart disease.

Remember, seeking advice early can help manage the impact of menopause on your overall health, relationships, and work.

An appointment with an experienced Consultant Gynaecologist or Private General Practitioner could be helpful. The specialist will discuss suitable treatment options with you.

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