Women go through menopause when their ovaries stop producing eggs along with the sex hormones oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone.  Periods become infrequent and then stop completely.  The average age of the menopause in the UK is 50-51 years.


What are the Symptoms of Menopause?

The commonest menopause symptoms are hot flushes and night sweats, interrupted sleep pattern, mood swings, poor concentration, tiredness, muscle and joint pains, loss of libido and vaginal dryness.  These symptoms can start a few years before the menopause as ovarian function starts to decrease and can continue for up to 10 years after the menopause.  In addition, the loss of the sex hormones can lead to osteoporosis and increased risk of heart disease. Up to 70% of women are very troubled by their menopause symptoms and it affects their ability to do their jobs and enjoy a good quality of life.



For many women, replacing the sex hormones produced by the ovaries, will resolve their symptoms.  This is known as Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). There are risks associated with taking HRT however these risks are small and should be balanced against quality of life. 


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