Menopause is caused by a change in the balance of the body’s sex hormones. In the lead up to the menopause oestrogen levels decrease, causing the ovaries to stop producing an egg each month. Oestrogen is the female sex hormone that regulates a woman’s periods. The fall in oestrogen also causes both physical and emotional symptoms including hot flushes, night sweats, mood swings, and vaginal dryness.
Most women do not need treatment but treatments are available if symptoms are severe and interfere with your day to day life. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a common treatment, helping to relieve menopausal symptoms by replacing oestrogen. HRT is available in many forms including tablets, creams, gels, skin patches, or implants.
If you are experiencing severe symptoms that are interfering with your day to day life, we recommend contacting us for a consultation with one of our experts. You can call us on 020 7806 4098 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org