HuffPost UK reader Gill asked: “I heard research has shown reduced oestrogen makes you more vulnerable to bad Covid. Is this true?”
Symptoms could start in your thirties – a full decade before menopause – as we learn in our latest podcast.
“The menopause crept up on me. It probably started when I was around 54 and it got gradually worse and worse, until one day it was unbearable."
When Denise Harding went through the menopause aged 32, she could never have imagined the toll it would take on her body and her mental health.
The menopause is a natural part of ageing that usually occurs between 45 and 55 years of age. In the UK, the average age for a woman to reach the menopause is 51. But around 1 in 100 women experience the menopause before 40 years of age. Watch
"[The migraines] were completely debilitating. I was always having time off work because the pain meant I couldn't get out of bed - no amount of painkillers would work."
Australian pop star Kylie Minogue, 49, says she’s preparing for her second round of menopause, after first experiencing the loss of menstruation during treatment for breast cancer 12 years ago.
Depending on who you listen to, soy beans are either a superfood with the potential to save the world or a bulking agent which presents a hazard to public health that could be playing havoc with our hormones and increasing the risk of breast
"This is quite shocking to people. This is me. This is endometriosis," she wrote. "I never intended to share these photos."