Menopause

Menopause: the facts

Up to 80% of women have hot flushes and night sweats during the menopause.

HRT and the menopause

There's a lot of misinformation about HRT, but it can ease symptoms for some women.

Menopause: five self-help tips

The menopause can make you feel you're not in control of your body, but these lifestyle changes can relieve your symptoms.

Help from your GP during menopause

As many as 80 per cent of women have physical symptoms during the menopause. Here's how your GP can help.

Sex after the menopause

When the menopause hits, so can sexual problems. But don’t despair, there is a range of solutions available.

Hormone headaches

Hormone headaches affect more than 5 million women a month. Practical advice on how to prevent them.

Early menopause: Johanna's story

Johanna was 17 when doctors told her she had suffered premature ovarian failure.

Menopause: tips for partners

Denise Knowles, a relationship counsellor, offers relationship advice for anyone supporting their partner through the menopause.

Healthy eating during the menopause

Find out what foods to eat to keep well and healthy during the menopause.

'I started bleeding after the menopause'

Gabrielle describes how early diagnosis and treatment of womb (endometrial) cancer saved her life.

Tools

Coping with the menopause

The menopause is marked by the ending of menstruation (when a woman's periods stop). As a result of these hormonal changes, many women have physical and emotional symptoms, such as hot flushes, night sweats and irritability. Watch this video to hear two women describe their experience of the menopause, and learn about common symptoms and treatments.

Media last reviewed: 08/12/2014

Next review due: 08/12/2016

NHS Health Check

Learn more about the NHS Health Check for adults in England aged between 40 and 74

Post-menopausal bleeding

Vaginal bleeding that occurs at least 12 months after your periods have stopped is not normal and shouldn't be ignored

Your NHS Health Check

Millions of people have already had their free "midlife MOT". Find out why this health check-up is so important

Julie Thomspon

'I beat middle-age spread'

Julie Thompson, 48, put on weight during the menopause. When she hit 79kg, she joined a slimming club

Women's health 40-60

Healthy living advice for women aged 40 to 60. Includes real stories on losing weight and alcohol dangers

Take a LifeCheck

Link to NHS LifeCheck.

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