Wednesday, 10 October 2012 12:11

Real women tell us their menopause stories

Google "menopause" and you’ll find thousands of results with information and advice on how to deal with it.

Recent studies show that fewer women are using HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) because of it's link to strokes and heart disease1.  However, a separate study shows that low dose hormones early on in menopause has made women feel better and did not raise the risk of heart disease2.

With so much conflicting advice it’s hard to know exactly what’s right. We went straight to the source, chatting to four menopausal women who were willing to share their stories with us. We spoke to Mary and Viv, both in their late fifties and Linda and Liz, both in their early fifties.

This is what they had to say: