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Menopause

The menopause is where a woman’s periods stop, and she can no longer get pregnant naturally. Periods tend to get less frequent over a few months or years, and then stop altogether. This usually occurs between women aged between 45 and 55.

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can help to reduce menopause symptoms. Speak to a member of our team to find the most suitable treatment option.

Causes

Menopause is caused by a reduction in oestrogen production, which stops the release of an egg from the ovary, which typically causes thickening of the uterine wall. When the uterine wall sheds, it causes a period. However, because there is no egg released, the uterine wall does not thicken, and so a period does not occur.

Treatments

Over time, the symptoms of the menopause begin to reduce, and no treatment is necessary. However, some women choose to use hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to manage these symptoms, as well as vaginal creams to help with dryness.

Speak with a member of our team to try to find an option that works best for you. 

Symptoms

The most notable symptom is the absence of a period. However, many women experience the following symptoms:

  • Low mood or anxiety
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Hot flushes
  • Night sweats
  • Low sex drive
  • Difficulty sleeping

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