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O’Sullivan M, Overton C. Managing debilitating menopausal symptoms. Practitioner 2016;260(1791):17-21

Managing debilitating menopausal symptoms

21 Mar 2016Pais-up subscribers

Severity and duration of menopausal symptoms varies markedly. Eight out of ten women experience symptoms and on average these last four years, with one in ten women experiencing symptoms for up to 12 years. Menopausal symptoms can begin years before menstruation ceases. A recent study found that women whose vasomotor symptoms started before the menopause suffered longest, median 11.8 years. Women whose hot flushes and night sweats started after the menopause had symptoms for a median of 3.4 years.

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