What is the menopause?

March 6, 2024
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The menopause is categorised as the time when a woman has not had a period for over a year due to lower hormone levels. However this is now seen as a rather narrow description that does not encompass the 3 distinct stages that are now widely recognised and these are:

It is estimated there are 13 million perimenopausal or menopausal women in the UK, equating to around one-third of the entire female population.
“The reduction in hormonal fluctuations can lead to a more stable mood and emotional wellbeing for some,” Mosconi says.


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