Managing the Menopause

The menopause is caused by lower levels of oestrogen stopping a woman from ovulating and having periods, and so she is unlikely to become pregnant.

The average age in the UK is around 51. If you reach the menopause before the age of 40, it’s known as a ‘premature menopause’.

At the Agora, we see women who are worried that they might be entering the menopause, as well as those who have reached the menopause and are confused about the treatment options that are available to relieve symptoms and maintain their long-term health. 

For many people, the menopause is a natural part of growing older and they do not have symptoms that affect their everyday life enough to need treatment. Symptoms usually include: hot flushes, mood swings, night sweats and vaginal dryness.

For people who do need treatment, or who are worried about their long-term health, we can offer advice about the advantages and risks of hormone replacement therapy (HRT), as well as a diet and lifestyle programme to help reduce symptoms.  We also offer advice about fertility services available for women who have had a premature menopause.

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