New Horizons After Menopause by Lavinia Winch

Many women find their late forties and fifties a challenging time of life.  This may be due to the huge changes that take place during menopause, but also because this can be a time when children are leaving home, elderly parents might need care and support and perhaps our energy levels and feeling of wellbeing are just beginning to decline.

Perimenopause … what is this exactly?

As women get older we produce less oestrogen and therefore release fewer eggs, and this happens slowly over time, this period of slowing down, which can take several years, is called the peri-menopause …