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On The Subject of Menopause

Menopause – What is it exactly?

Put simply, it is the natural ending of a women’s reproductive life.  It is a hormonal process and usually happens slowly, over a number of years around the late 40s to early 50s but early menopause is on the rise with women starting in their mid 30s. However although this is a natural process the symptoms and effects can, for some women, severely effect their day to day life and sense of well-being.

The 3 Stages

There are usually 3 stages; Peri-menopause, Menopause and Post-Menopause, although they may seem to overlap. During these stages your whole monthly cycle begins to change, bleeds become very irregular and finally they stop entirely. During this time you may experience hot flushes, anxiety, emotional episodes and weight gain to name a few of the major symptoms, and, all of which may make your day to day life unsettled.

For further information, please see my post How can therapy help with the menopause? or consider a Reflexology treatment which is great for menopausal relief.

Alison Fuller

Author Alison Fuller

Alison specialises in treating infertility, pregnancy, miscarriage, menopause and all things hormonal. She feels passionate about Women’s Health and strongly believes that treatment encourages emotional release (tension), and physical and chemical (hormonal) balance. She mainly runs her practice in Weybridge, but also sees clients at the Newlife Fertility Clinic in Epsom and at The Cobham Acupuncture and Reflexology Clinic in Cobham.

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