This is the time when your ovaries start producing less oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone. This process is natural and can cause some physical and emotional symptoms.


The average age of perimenopause is between 40- 45 years. This time is often marked by changes to the menstrual flow and menstrual cycle caused by hormone fluctuations.


The average age of menopause is around 52 years old, and marks the time when periods stop altogether. Situations are individual and these changes can come at any age.


When menstrual bleeds have stopped for 12 months, you are then considered to be postmenopause. 


Perimenopause & Menopause

Are my symptoms common ?

Many women will experience menopausal symptoms. They can vary in their severity from very mild to extremely severe and have a significant impact on everyday life.

Common symptoms include:

  • hot flushes
  • night sweats
  • low mood or anxiety
  • palpitations
  • difficulty sleeping
  • vaginal dryness
  • dry or itchy skin
  • reduced sex drive
  • memory issues
  • poor concentration

There are over 40 symptoms of menopause and all women react differently. 




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