Specialist expertise: General Gynaecology, Early Pregnancy Assessment, Abnormal Cervical Smears, Menopause, Gynaecology, Abnormal Periods.
The average life expectancy for women is now 86 which means nearly 40 years in a postmenopausal state. Whilst some women may get very little in the way of symptoms and for others symptoms that they do notice are manageable most women will notice some change and there is a significant impact on long-term health. On average symptoms last for 4 years from the last period but for some the duration is much longer. Symptoms typically start before periods stop and this is called the perimenopause.