What is the menopause?

The literal definition of the Menopause, is the time in a woman’s life when menstrual periods stop permanently, and she is no longer able to have children. However, it is generally accepted that a woman has gone through the menopause if she has not had a period for 12 consecutive months.

Why does it happen?

The menopause is a natural part of ageing, and it happens because as we get older our ovaries stop producing eggs and make less of the female hormone, oestrogen. It is a sign that the body is changing from its fertile child-bearing years to the next phase of life.

What age does it occur?

It will vary by individual, but the menopause usually occurs between 45 and 55 years of age. In the UK, the average age for a woman to reach the menopause is 51. However, around 1 in 100 women experience the menopause before 40 years of age. This is known as premature menopause or premature ovarian insufficiency (see Phases of the menopause).

What happens?

Each woman is an individual and so we will go through the menopause in our own way. For some it is a very gradual process and seem to sail through it, for others the symptoms are so severe that it can have a dramatic impact on daily of life.

Generally this it is a gradual process with periods starting to become less frequent over a few months or years before stopping altogether. For some women however they can stop suddenly.

What can I do about it?

The Estroplus team are dedicated to providing the best food supplements to support your health. The Estroplus range of products offers essential nutrients to support a healthy diet and lifestyle. The caplets are specially formulated with a blend of ingredients which contribute to the maintenance of normal bone, B vitamins to aid the reduction of tiredness and fatigue and vitamin B which contributes to the regulation of hormonal activity. The NEW Estrolpus patches are now also available to offer further support.

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