Menopause is caused by a drop in your reproductive hormones, estrogen and progesterone, so just like how puberty was very different from girl to girl, what menopause is like will vary for every woman. You reach menopause when you’ve gone 12 months without a menstrual period. In the US that is typically about 51 years of age. Common symptoms of menopause include belly weight gain, hot flashes, insomnia and/or sleep disturbances, moodiness, vaginal dryness, painful sex and so much more. The combination of these symptoms can cause anxiety or depression.
Menopause is a natural process with treatments that focus on symptomatic relief. There are treatments that can address all of the various symptoms of menopause. These same treatments can provide preventative health benefits as well