Menopause literally means the last menstrual period. It occurs when the function of the ovaries ceases. This does not happen instantaneously and so many women are aware of symptoms for many months or years before their last period. Sometimes these same symptoms can last for years after a woman’s periods have stopped. The average age in the UK is 51. However, many women experience symptoms years before this.
Symptoms include hot flushes, mood changes, and problems with passing urine frequently, among many others.
However, many women prefer to talk to a healthcare professional and our patients are able to come in and talk to any of our team.