Menopause women


As we age, our body produces fewer hormones. This is known as menopause. Menstrual periods become irregular and eventually stop entirely. The last menstrual cycle is called ‘menopause’, but the symptoms can last for years. This is mainly due to a decrease in oestrogen levels. Female menopause usually occurs between the ages of forty-five and fifty-five. Some women enter menopause much earlier than others, but the process usually lasts several years. A decrease in oestrogen influences several bodily processes.


What are the symptoms?

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Mood swings
  • Fatigue, lethargy
  • Loss of interest in sex

These changes can affect your daily life.


What does oestrogen do?

  • Supports bone health
  • Improves mood
  • Improves skin health and reduces wrinkles
  • Prevents hair loss
  • Supports cardiovascular health
  • Boosts energy
  • Improves sleep
  • Improves brain health and cognition

What can you do?

A healthy diet is an important way to improve testosterone production, particularly during menopause. Consume foods like asparagus, broccoli, green peppers, soy milk, olive oil and carrots. Exercise is also important, particularly cardio training and weight training. Try not to smoke or drink in excess. This will help your body during menopause.