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Menopausematters.co.uk is an award winning, independent website providing up-to-date, accurate information about the menopause, menopausal symptoms and treatment options. Here you will find information on what happens leading up to, during and after the menopause, what the consequences can be, what you can do to help and what treatments are available.
The menopause affects all women, but doesn’t have to be a nightmare. Learn how to tackle menopausal hot flushes, night sweats, mood changes and disturbed sleep. Find out why they happen, and learn about later effects of the menopause as well as the facts about Alternative treatments and Hormone Replacement Therapy. Chat to other women experiencing the same problems and concerns on our Menopause Matters forum. Be informed and prepared for your Menopause.
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The term "Menopause" means the last period. The average age of periods stopping is 51 years of age in the UK.
Periods stop naturally because ovaries run out of egg cells. The ovaries are then unable to produce the usual cycle of fluctuating levels of the hormones estrogen and progesterone which are dependent on the cyclical development and release of eggs. With resultant low hormone levels, the womb lining is not stimulated to be thickened and then shed as in the normal cycle, and so periods stop.
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The menopause isn't called 'the change' for nothing, and some of the changes you face may involve what you wear and what you buy. Of course, with the correct choices we can all still look good and make the most of our assets. lf you've got great legs, toned arms or a curvy figure, use the confidence that comes with age to show off your good points and continue with your own signature style in your usual manner.
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You are feeling worried, frightened, bewildered? You think your wife doesn't fancy you anymore, or it has vaguely occurred to you that she may even have someone else, after all she is behaving oddly, she seems cold, distant and can fly off of the handle in a split second and it is scaring you. Familiar?
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Menopausal Mood Swings - How The Menopause Makes You Angry
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Dr Currie's Blog Posts
- Bio Identicals
- Menopause - what does it mean?
- What's in a Name?
- HRT and breast cancer
- Why do we flush?
- Vaginal dryness - lube or hormones?
- Vaginal dryness, a tale of neglect
- Menopause is everywhere
- Breast Cancer & HRT
- A sore point
- Menopause in the workplace
- Ten Wasted Years
- Menopause Time For Change