Dr Heather Currie MBE, Associate Specialist Gynaecologist, Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary, and Trustee – British Menopause Society, answers these FAQs: What is the menopause? At what age does a woman usually go into the menopause? How is the menopause diagnosed? What are the symptoms of the menopause? How can the symptoms of the menopause be managed?