Home > Medical > Menopause Menopause All sections in Menopause » About Menopause » FAQs » Menopause Basics » Menopause Treatment » Symptoms & Solutions » Living with Menopause » Harming the Body » Health Tips » Multimedia » Menopause News » Real-life Story » Spotlight on HT » Research Findings Oestrogen after menopause improves memory Oestrogen therapy after menopause may help reduce the memory problems associated with stress in some older women. Anaesthetic injection could ease hot flushes Yoga fails to cool hot flushes but may aid sleep Oestrogen drug tied to heart problems Hormone therapy not for chronic disease prevention See All Menopause News » Menopause Overview How is menopause treated? What causes menopause? What is menopause? How is menopause diagnosed? What are the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause? What is Menopause? The term “menopause” means cessation of menstruation during the time of the climacteric. The climacteric is the transition period in a woman's life when the ovaries stop producing eggs regularly. Production of the female hormones oestrogen and progesterone declines, and menstruation decreases and eventually stops. Menopause is also sometimes called “change of life”. The exact event of menopause (the permanent cessation of menstruation) can only be determined retrospectively after no menstrual periods have occurred for 12 consecutive months. The range for the age of natural menopause is approximately between 48 to 55 years old. Take Action Ask GynaeDoc » Follow Health24 on Twitter » Like us on Facebook » Read the health blogs » The science of menopause Menopause: celebs advertisement About menopause Menopause Where menopause affects you Menopause – the change of life Menopause and diet See All About menopause » Harming the body Menopause increases heart disease risk Menopause: causing grievious bodily harm See All Harming the body » Living with menopause Treating vaginal dryness 10 quick facts on vaginal dryness How to survive your wife’s menopause Coping with Menopause See All Living with menopause » Menopause treatment Menopause treatment overview The ovarian hormone deficiency associated with menopause results in increased rate of bone turnover. Bio-identical hormones & others Menopause: Lifestyle & home treatment See All Menopause treatment » Spotlight on HT HT options: Pill, patch or gel? Who should NOT take HT? Side effects of HT HT: effects, benefits and risks See All Spotlight on HT » FAQs Isn’t it safer to use natural hormones instead of HT? What routes are available for the administration of HT? Spotting: should I see a doctor? Will I gain weight if I take HT? See All FAQs » Health tips Cooling those hot flushes See All Health tips » Menopause basics Male menopause: more fact than myth Premature menopause The menopause dictionary The role of hormones in menopause See All Menopause basics » Real-life story Menopause tips by a clinical psychologist What real people say Virginia Davids: menopause and your voice See All Real-life story » Symptoms and solutions How to deal with hot flushes Vaginal dryness and sexual discomfort Moodiness and menopause Sleep disturbances during menopause See All Symptoms and solutions » From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life.