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Menopause symptoms can vary from woman to woman but if you over 40 and are experiencing:
These are early signs of menopause and this simple home menopause test kit will help you to find out for sure.
Why is this menopause test kit useful to me?
Our menopause test is gives a reliable indication that you have had your last period and therefore have reached the post-menopausal stage. Women will reach the menopause on average at 51, however, there is wide variation between 39 & 59. If you are experiencing menopause symptoms knowing you have definitely reached the menopause means you can consider HRT, perhaps make diet and lifestyle changes as well as putting your mind at rest.
What is actually measured?
Our menopause blood test detects an increase in FSH, (Follicle Stimulating Hormone) occurring naturally when you reach the menopause. It stays at this higher level for about three to five years after your last period, which means that tests detecting FSH performed during this time are reliable.
You may wonder what is menopause? Put simply it is the time when a woman has her final menstrual period. For many women the term has a much wider meaning. It is the time in a her life when the ovaries cease producing eggs. Periods begin to stop and hormone levels change - it is these changes in hormones that cause menopause symptoms.
This term is used when the early signs of menopause present. Your periods may still regular but the first symptoms such as mood swings, hot flushes and night sweats appear.
Perimenopause (do not confuse with premenopause) may last for several years on either side of your last menstrual period. Vague menopause symptoms you may not have considered important may become significant when viewed as part of perimenopause. During this time that you notice the most physical changes; your periods become irregular; night sweats and hot flushes can start. Beware that you are still fertile and even though the likelihood is small you can still conceive and fall pregnant . One of the indicators of this change is the increasing level of the FSH. Menopause test kits can measure the levels of FSH in simple urine tests similar to pregnancy tests.
When does menopause start
A common question; when does the menopause start? It varies but typically between the ages of 46 and 53.
Premature menopause is typically regarded as the occurrence of menopause before the age of 45. Approximately 1% women under the age of 40 and more rarely under the age of 30 (1 in 1000) will experience early menopause. Therefore In Britain approximately 100,000 women between the ages of 13 to 40 experience premature menopause.
This term describes time after your last period until the end of of a woman’s life.
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