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Menopause and perimenopause

Providing women with resources on how to make this period of life easier to get through

Perimenopause usually starts in a woman's 40s, but can start in her 30s or even earlier. Menopause then follows, and this is typically between the ages of 50 and 55. After no period for 12 consecutive months, you are in menopause. Permimenopause and menopause don't happen overnight and the symptoms can last years as a result of gradual hormonal changes. There are both natural and pharmaceutical methods available to help manage the hormonal changes - natural ones can include diet-management and herbal supplements and pharmaceutical ones can be prescribed via your GP following a consultation.

Different methods may work for different people so its worth using resources available to find something that can ease your symptoms and make this change easier. You will also find this time in your life easier if you feel mentally ready, so it is worth investing in yourself to do that if it doesn't come naturally.

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