• Menopause

    What can I do to help me experience a better menopause?

    You do not have to wait for your menopausal symptoms to start before taking action to try and improve them. There are many lifestyle interventions that can improve your experience of the menopause, and the sooner you start, the better!…

  • Menopause

    I have the coil – how do I know if I’m menopausal?

    A change in period regularity, ultimately resulting in your periods stopping, is an inevitable part of the menopause. However, when you have a hormone-containing coil, your bleeding pattern is no longer controlled by your own hormones and therefore it cannot…

  • Menopause

    Are vaginal symptoms common during the menopause?

    Vaginal and urinary symptoms are very common during the menopause, but unfortunately many women do not seek help about them. Hormonal changes that occur during the menopause lead to a reduction in the level of estrogen. Estrogen is important for…

  • Menopause

    What is ‘perimenopause’ and what can I expect?

    The term ‘perimenopause’ describes the time from when the first hormonal changes of menopause start to take place, to 12 months after the last menstrual period. For most women this generally occurs in the mid to late 40s but there…

  • Menopause

    My period cycle has changed – is this the menopause?

    A change in menstrual regularity is an inevitable symptom of the menopause. The build up to your final period is known as the peri-menopause and your period cycle length can become quite variable during this time. This is considered normal…

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    What is the average age of menopause?

    The average age of menopause in the UK is 51 years. Menopause is considered early if it occurs between the ages of 40 and 45 years. Menopause occurring before the age of 40 years is known as premature ovarian insufficiency.