Menopause is when a woman stops ovulating and having periods. The average age of the menopause is around 51. If you reach the menopause before the age of 40, it’s known as a ‘premature menopause’. Menopause is characterized by declining levels of Oestrogen and when levels are nil, the woman is said to have gone through menopause.
Symptoms of the menopause include:
- Hot flushes
- Mood swings
- Night sweats
- Vaginal dryness
Whilst menopause is natural ageing sometimes the symptoms can be rather severe and treatment can be offered to ease them. These include advice about the advantages and risks of hormone replacement therapy, as well as offering a diet and life-style program to help reduce symptoms. We also offer advice about fertility services available for women who have had a premature menopause.