On average, most symptoms last around 4 years from your last period. However, around 1 in every 10 women experience them for up to 12 years.
If you experience the menopause suddenly rather than gradually – for example, as a result of cancer treatment – your symptoms may be worse.
Read our guide here to know the different causes of menopause that directly impact the menopause symptoms.
1. (2018). ‘Menopause’. NHS UK. 29 August. Available at: <https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/menopause/>
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