Nevertheless, the study provides a crucial insight into how menopause can impact women later in life.
But not just later in life either, a woman can pre-menopausal when they’re still young, meaning menopause can affect them for the majority of their life.
On menopause and perimenopause (when symptoms occur before your periods stop), the NHS say: “Menopause is when your periods stop due to lower hormone levels. This usually happens between the ages of 45 and 55.
“It can sometimes happen earlier naturally. Or for reasons such as surgery to remove the ovaries (oophorectomy) or the uterus (hysterectomy), cancer treatments like chemotherapy, or a genetic reason. Sometimes the reason is unknown. You reach menopause when you have not had a period for 12 months.”
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