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Physiology of the menopause

The body is a compex structure. Millions of cells all contain identical genetic information and are controlled by a variety of chemicals, electrical impulses and environmental factors.

In the case of the menopause, we are particularly interested in the chemical methods of control.

You have probably heard of estrogen, and maybe of progesterone, but how much do youknow about

To all intents and purposes, the female body has been around, largely unchanged for hundreds of thousands of years. However, in the past 100 years or so, complaints about , which didn't seem to be a problem before. The issue is therefore not so much one of changing physiology, but how the body responds to the ever-increasing load of chemicals it encounters, many of which effect estrogen-like effects on various body systems.

We will call these toxins "estrogen-mimicking chemicals"

Click on the links below for specific advice:

What is the menopause?
Normal Physiology
What causes menopause symptoms
The 34 menopause symptoms
What can I do to reduce the symptoms naturally
What about HRT?
Menopause statistics and facts

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