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How to ace your MENOPAUSE and beyond

PERI-MENOPAUSE

When?

Typically between the ages of 45-51.

What’s happening?

Women are often unaware that they’re entering the peri-menopause, which can be distressing. Symptoms of hot flushes and night sweats can start five or more years before your periods stop at the menopause. Dr Sarah Brewer, Healthspan medical director, says, ‘During peri-menopause, ovaries produce fewer and weaker follicles until, eventually, you stop ovulating. Only 12% of women just wake up one day and never have another period.’

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