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Talking about the menopause: symptoms, support and the role of exercise
Talking about the menopause: symptoms, support and the role of exercise

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8 Summary of Session 1

So far you have been introduced to the hormones and what happens to them in menopause. There is a lot to consider here but hopefully there is enough detail here to give you an understanding that will underpin your work on the rest of this course. In this session, you have explored:

  • what the menopause is
  • types of menopause
  • when menopause happens and the stages
  • the roles of oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone and the impact of their reduced levels on the body
  • what happens during the menopause and the impact this has
  • the different types of menopause
  • when the menopause happens and its different stages
  • the hormones involved the roles they each play.

In the next session, you will learn about the symptoms of menopause that are produced by these hormonal changes. Now move on to Session 2 [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .