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The Menopause
Well Woman Centre, 2008 (268k)
The menopause is defined as the last menstrual period. Periods happen due to hormones produced by the ovaries -- oestrogen and progesterone. There is a natural reduction in hormone production as a woman gets older. The falling level of hormones, particularly oestrogen, is thought to cause the menopausal symptoms that many women experience. click to download

The Menopause - Informing and Reassuring
Health Promotion Unit, (304k)
This booklet provides information on the menopause and on the steps you can take to relieve difficult symptoms. It also contains some general information on healthy lifestyle choices and on important health issues like osteoporosis and heart disease which can affect women around this time. click to download

The role of diet during the menopause
Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute, 2005 (72k)
Menopause occurs in women when the female hormones oestrogen starts to drop. This is a natural part of a woman’s life cycle. As always, maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle is the most important advice for women at this time. click to download

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