Menopause is caused by a change in the balance of the body’s hormones, which occurs as you get older. Premature or early menopause can occur at any age and, in many cases, there’s no clear cause.

Most women will experience menopausal symptoms. Some women will experience few, or no, symptoms. But for some, they can be quite severe and have a significant impact on everyday life.

It’s important to get healthcare advice around menopause treatments so that you can make the decisions that are best for you.

If you or someone you know does need help to manage symptoms, support can be accessed through your GP practice.

Your healthcare professional can talk to you about treatments and work with you to explore lifestyle changes if you have menopausal symptoms that you feel are interfering with your day-to-day life.

In this short video below, Dr Kay McAllister, Consultant Gynaecologist in Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare at NHS GGC Sandyford, provides an overview of the Menopause. Dr McAllister answers common questions on the Menopause – including when and why it happens, main symptoms, treatment options and where to get information.

The Balance website and app provide education and information that is medically approved on symptoms, treatments and general support about the Menopause.

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