[LISTEN] How will I know I'm in menopause?

Menopause is scientifically known as the climacteric or, simply put, when your female hormones start to decline.

It is the natural end of a woman's menstruation and President of the Menopause Society of South Africa Dr Trudy Smith joined Azania Mosaka to share more on the different stages of menopause and its various symptoms.

You have the perimenopause, that time period before the last menstrual period you will ever have. It is when your hormones start fluctuating wildly. You start flushing, you start getting a bit moody, the brain fog starts to happen, the weight changes...

Dr Trudy Smith, President - Menopause Society of South Africa

It's a continuum it's not a finite thing. Your period either diminishes or it becomes irregular. Often women think that this is the time that you can't fall pregnant but you can fall pregnant.

Dr Trudy Smith, President - Menopause Society of South Africa

Click on the link below to hear more from Smith...


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
[LISTEN] Debunking misconceptions around skin cancer

[LISTEN] Debunking misconceptions around skin cancer

Azania speaks to specialist dermatologist Dr Dagmar Whitaker.

Drink alcohol with lower calories this festive season, advises dietitian

Drink alcohol with lower calories this festive season, advises dietitian

Dietitian and author of Eat Ting Mpho Tshukudu recommends gin, wine and brandy if you don't want to gain weight.

[LISTEN] Masterclass on DNA ancestry-testing

[LISTEN] Masterclass on DNA ancestry-testing

Azania Mosaka spoke to Executive Officer at the Academy of Science of South Africa Prof Himla Soodyall.

[LISTEN] Masterclass on SA's power grid

[LISTEN] Masterclass on SA's power grid

Azania Mosaka sat down with energy expert, Chris Yelland to understand why Eskom is battling to keep the lights on.

[LISTEN] Masterclass: How conscious breathing alleviates stress

[LISTEN] Masterclass: How conscious breathing alleviates stress

Medical Doctor, Author and Speaker Dr Ela Manga shares some of the overall health benefits of conscious breathing.

[LISTEN] Masterclass on chimpanzees - The family from BBC Dynasties

[LISTEN] Masterclass on chimpanzees - The family from BBC Dynasties

Azania explores a segment from BBC Dynasties which looks at the Fongoli chimps a group of chimps that live in South East Senegal.

Popular articles
[UPDATE] No fatalities in N1 north bus fire

[UPDATE] No fatalities in N1 north bus fire

Passengers and JMPD give details of what led to the fire on the bus.

[VIDEO] Real estate company surprises employees with R740,000 bonus each

[VIDEO] Real estate company surprises employees with R740,000 bonus each

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

[VIDEO] Dad accidentally dunking baby in 20-inch snow goes viral

[VIDEO] Dad accidentally dunking baby in 20-inch snow goes viral

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook videos that have gone viral.

[WATCH] Baby saved from falling off counter while mom shops for a gun goes viral

[WATCH] Baby saved from falling off counter while mom shops for a gun goes viral

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

'Centurion was built in a floodplain, that's the problem,' says environmentalist

'Centurion was built in a floodplain, that's the problem,' says environmentalist

Water and Environment specialist Professor Anthony Turton says Centurion Lake has always been a controversial development.

'Glug Glug' still our most beloved commercial of the last 35 years

'Glug Glug' still our most beloved commercial of the last 35 years

Even people born after 1990 will probably know this ad.

[WATCH] Woman sharing her most embarrassing moment at parking lot goes viral

[WATCH] Woman sharing her most embarrassing moment at parking lot goes viral

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

Did you know? SA exports electricity to seven countries in Southern Africa

Did you know? SA exports electricity to seven countries in Southern Africa

Senior Researcher at Africa Check Kate Wilkinson shares their latest from their fact-finding missions.