Menopause is the end of ovulation, when there are no active eggs left and the ovaries stop releasing eggs. It is a retrospective diagnosis, made when you have not had a period in 12 months.
The average age of menopause is 51yo and this varies widely between women, being influenced by many factors including concurrent medical conditions, medications and treatments as well as genetic factors.
Women usually experience 3 stages of menopause including:
- post menopause
Each stage presents various symptoms ranging from mild to extremely distressing, causing significant changes in a woman’s physical hormonal, emotional, psychological and sexual health.
Changes in circulating levels of oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone are responsible for menopausal symptoms.
Our doctors can help to support you, your family and relationships through this major and often challenging transition of your life by offering advice regarding both hormonal and non hormonal options for treatment. Lifestyle changes as well as natural therapies can also be implemented to help manage symptoms in a holistic approach.