Menopause is a woman’s last menstrual period. It can occur naturally at the expected age (48-52yrs) or can occur due to treatment/surgery. It can also occur early/prematurely for some.
The most obvious of the changes at menopause is an alteration in period pattern, with eventual cessation of all periods. Whilst this can be a simple transition, some women experience difficulties with their periods, such as excessively heavy bleeding and more frequent bleeding. This may need medical intervention to prevent other problems such as iron deficiency anaemia.