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The Menopause: Common Causes And When To See A Doctor

Find answers to commonly asked questions about the menopause.

What is the Menopause?

It is when a woman stops having her periods altogether and is no longer able to get pregnant naturally. The menopause is a natural part of the ageing process for women and normally occurs between the ages of 45 and 55 years as a woman’s estrogen levels decline. The average age of the menopause in the UK is 51.

Menopause Facts – 

The menopause occurs in women between the ages of 45 and 55.


The menopause fully happens 12 months after your last menstruation. The perimenopause is very often gradual and most women experience some symptoms. The only thing that is inevitable with the menopause is infertility. There are many symptoms women experience from insomnia, mood swings, fatigue, depression, irritability, hot flashes, headaches a racing heart.


Frequently asked questions

Can you stop the menopause?

The menopause cannot be stopped. Once you have stopped having your period for 12 months and you are into the post menopause, the symptoms may continue for 4 to 5 years.

What can you do to reduce symptoms?

You can treat the menopause with natural supplements, exercise and dietary changes but if that is not sufficient you should consult a doctor for treatment.

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