Mid-life can be a time of significant change in women’s lives. The average Australian woman reaches menopause at 51 years of age. Most women experience relatively mild symptoms, like the infamous hot flushes. Others experience more extreme symptoms for which they can seek support.
Menopause is a natural event for women. In the lead-up to menopause your ovaries are less efficient leading to dramatic changes to your hormonal levels. Eventually your periods stop. Menopause may occur naturally or as the result of medication or surgery.Learn more
Menopause can affect you physically and emotionally and may cause a range of symptoms. The most common symptoms are hot flushes and night sweats. Some women may also experience insomnia, incontinence and changes to their mood and sex drive.Learn more
Unpleasant or uncomfortable menopause symptoms can be managed in a variety of ways ranging from changes in lifestyle and diet to prescription medication and psychological treatments.Learn more
Women whose periods stop completely and permanently before age 40 are said to have premature menopause. The symptoms of early menopause are the same as those of natural menopause at the usual time of life.Learn more
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