To put it in basic terms, the menopause describes hormonal changes in the body that lead to the end of your period and your ability to become pregnant naturally. This usually happens between your mid 40s and mid 50s, but can occur earlier in some women.
The menopause can have a major impact on your life, both physically and psychologically, so having the option of a treatment like HRT can be life changing.
Symptoms of the menopause include: hot flushes, mood changes, an inability to concentrate, poor memory, vaginal dryness, insomnia, night sweats and a significant drop in sexual desire. These symptoms can build slowly, in some cases lasting several years before your period stops completely.
Evorel Sequi patches can also be used to prevent osteoporosis, a bone condition that often occurs in menopause and leads to brittle or deformed bones.