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Menopausal symptoms are thought to affect around two thirds of women

  • around 10-20% describe these symptoms as distressing
  • the duration and the severity of the symptoms vary and cannot be predicted (1).

The effects of the menopause may be discussed in terms of:

  • vasomotor symptoms } immediate / short term
  • psychological effects } effects
  • urogenital disease } medium term effect
  • cardiovascular disease }
  • osteoporosis } long term effects
  • breast disease }


Last reviewed 02/2020