Menopause is a natural biological transition that involves many changes within the female body and tends to occur between 44 and 55 years of age, although some women experience it earlier or later than this. The reduced hormone production that marks the end of a woman's fertile years also has implications for the health of the heart, skeleton, skin and other tissues and organs.
The time surrounding a woman's last periods can be smooth sailing for some, or stressful and physically difficult for others - every woman's experience is different. Symptoms may include:
If symptoms persist consult your healthcare professional. Information provided is of a general nature and should not replace that of your healthcare professional.