Menopause Symptoms - Signs & Treatments
The change of life
Why is this completely natural process so shrouded in mystery? There is a prejudice that menopause signals a great loss: of fertility, sexuality, youth and even womanhood. But this couldn’t be further from reality. It is simply your body entering a new stage of life.
What are the symptoms of menopause?
One night, I woke up at 3am, boiling hot. It was like nothing I had ever experienced before.
When does menopause start?
The menopause is a gradual process that tends to happen in stages. It can begin as early as 40 or as late as 60, with the average age being 51. What age it happens to you is genetic, so you’ll probably be of a similar age as your own mum was when she went through it. Symptoms can start months or even years before your periods stop – known as the ‘perimenopause’ – and typically continue for four years afterwards.
Perimenopausal, menopausal, or just approaching this new phase of womanhood? We’re stronger when we share our stories, so we’d love to hear your experiences at #wombstories