Change of life - Women's Health

16 August 2018

Known as 'change of life', menopause brings with it any number of health symptoms and changes due to a drop in the body's production of the hormone oestrogen. 

The official definition of menopause is when a woman has not had a menstrual cycle for 12 months.  However menopause symptoms can start up to five (5) years prior to menopause - this is known as perimenopause.

The common symptoms associated with this time of life include, but are not limited to:

  • night sweats
  • hot flushes
  • aches and pains
  • crawling or itching sensations under the skin
  • forgetfulness
  • headaches
  • irritability
  • lack of self-esteem
  • reduced sex drive (libido)
  • sleeping difficulty
  • tiredness
  • urinary frequency
  • vaginal dryness
  • increased risk of bone fractures

But it is also a normal, natural part of the ageing process.  There are a lot of things that can help with symptom relief - so don't suffer in silence.

The Australian Menopause Society has some wonderful extra information on their website, for more information click here.

Come on into Creswick Pharmacy and speak to one of our Pharmacists about what will suit you best today.

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