Video – menopause: causes, common symptoms, treatments & personal stories.
Menopause is marked by the ending of menstruation (when a woman's periods stop), and changes in the hormones. As a result of these hormonal changes, many women have physical and emotional symptoms, such as hot flushes, night sweats and irritability.
Menopause – explained
In this video, family doctor Dawn Harper talks about how to ease the symptoms of menopause, whether to have hormone replacement therapy (HRT), and more.
Dealing with menopause
In this video hear two women describe their experience of menopause, and learn about common symptoms and treatments. Click arrow in bottom left corner to play.
Podcasts from menopause expert Dr Bev Lawton (director of the Women's Health Research Centre at the University of Otago, and past president of the Australasian Menopause Society). Over 20 years ago Dr Lawton founded a clinic devoted to helping women experiencing menopause, she is also the author of 'Menopause: A New Zealand Guide'.
Listen to parts 2 & 3
- Menopause: Part 2 - why it happens Menopause expert Dr Bev Lawton explores the science of menopause; what causes it and why does it happen?
- Menopause: Part 3 - hormone replacement therapy Menopause expert Dr Bev Lawton explores the risks and benefits of taking hormones in the form of a pill, patch or cream to reduce menopause's trademark hot flushes, night sweats and other symptoms that can affect a woman's life.