What is the Menopause?

November 27, 2015
It is important to emphasise that the menopause is a natural event, not an illness. It is a transition from one stage of our lives into another. Medically speaking. the menopause is your very last period. When we talk about the menopause we normally mean the transition period, or the “change of Life”, which can span 15 to 20 years and the medical terminology for this time is “climacteric”. At the menopause you literally run out of eggs. You are born with about 2 million eggs and as you go through puberty you have about 750,000, and by the time your 45 you may only have about 10,000 left. ‘Healthy Eating for Menopause’ is designed to assist women with healthy food choices and information to help control menopause symptoms.