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Natural menopause

Oestrogen and progesterone are necessary hormones for reproduction which are produced naturally by a woman’s ovaries. At around the age of 50 the body slows down and eventually stops production of these hormones, which brings on the menopause or ‘change of life’. The menopause is, strictly speaking, the moment when a woman no longer has menstrual periods, but the term is generally used to describe the years leading up to and after that time. For some the menopause can be uncomfortable and distressing. Symptoms can include: hot flushes, night sweats, palpitations, vaginal dryness, urinary tract infections, depression, mood swings, weight ... Read More