MenopauseOverview

The menopause is when a woman stops having periods and is no longer able to get pregnant naturally.

overview

The menopause is when a woman stops having periods. It's a natural part of ageing that usually happens between 45 and 55 years old.

symptoms

Symptoms of the menopause include hot flushes, night sweats and vaginal dryness.

treatments_overview

The main treatment for menopausal symptoms is hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Not all women need treatment.

Page last reviewed: 29/08/2018
Next review due: 29/08/2021