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After menopause, which is defined as 12 consecutive months without a menstrual period, hormone levels in a woman's body undergo significant changes. The primary hormones affected by menopause are oestrogen and progesterone, along with other hormones such as follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinising hormone (LH).
After menopause, oestrogen production significantly decreases because the ovaries no longer release eggs. Oestrogen is responsible for various functions in the body, including regulating the menstrual cycle, maintaining bone density, and supporting vaginal health. The decline in oestrogen levels can lead to symptoms such as hot flushes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, and changes in mood.
Progesterone production also decreases after menopause since it is primarily produced during the menstrual cycle to prepare the uterus for pregnancy. The decline in progesterone levels alone does not typically cause significant symptoms, but it contributes to the overall hormonal balance.
The hormonal changes after menopause can lead to various symptoms and health effects, including: