Menopause, also known as ‘the change of life’, marks the end of the monthly cycle of menstruation in a woman’s life. It is a natural occurrence and marks the end of the reproductive years, just as the first menstrual period during puberty marked the start. You will know that the menopause has taken place if you have not had any bleeding for 12 months.
Simply put, menopause occurs when your ovaries stop making hormones – especially the oestrogens. When this happens, you start experiencing the classic symptoms of menopause such as Hot Flushes, Night Sweats, Vaginal Dryness, Irritability, Mood Swings, Headaches, Low energy and Low libido.
In some women it starts in their mid 30’s. Other’s go through menopause in their late 40’s or even 50’s. Your body is slowing down the production of female hormones as your child bearing days come to an end.
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