You probably expect to go through the menopause, when your periods stop, in your early 50s. However, some women can experience the menopause much sooner than that.
Low libido, or low sex drive, in women is more common than you might think. Around one woman in three is affected at some stage in their lives and it is thought to affect around 15 per cent of women experiencing the menopause, when periods stop.
Many women are either too embarrassed to seek treatment for vaginal dryness or believe it is a normal part of ageing which they have to endure.
You may have heard of bioidentical hormone therapy to control menopausal symptoms. But what exactly is it and should you give it a try?
There is plenty you can do to limit the negative effects of the menopause on your health and wellbeing.
There are things you can do to minimise the impact of pre-menstrual syndrome, with lifestyle changes such as physical activity and diet some of the most effective steps you can take.
Have you experienced very heavy periods, pain, a bloated stomach or bladder problems? Then you may have uterine fibroids.
No-one wants to be a slave to their hormones but how do you know if they are out of sync and what can you do to restore the balance?
If you are a woman going through the menopause, you could be at risk of the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis. Osteoporosis can affect anyone although women over 50 are most at risk due to falling levels of the bone-protecting hormone oestrogen during the peri-menopause and menopause.
If you are going through the perimenopause or menopause, there is a good chance you have experienced unpleasant hot flushes or night sweats. Here are our top tips for managing these symptoms effectively and minimising their impact on your day-to-day life.