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Understanding the Essential Facts of the Menopause

Quickfire responses to the most commonly asked questions on menopause, developed in partnership with the Well HQ. In this guide in a series on coaching midlife women, Baz Moffat and Dr Bella Smith tackle the awkward but all-important questions to provide insight into a subject that for too long has remained a taboo

Knowing what questions women are asking will help you to better support and coach your participants.

No. A blood test isn’t needed. The diagnosis of the menopause is a clinical diagnosis, which takes into account an individual’s age and symptoms. A blood test, however, may be needed to diagnose early menopause (under the age of 40) or if there are unusual symptoms that need investigating.

Yes! You can have regular or irregular periods in the perimenopause stage. A woman has reached menopause when she hasn’t had a period for one year or two years after turning 50.

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