Menopause is the end of the female reproductive cycle and is commonly diagnosed when a woman has not had her period for 12 months. The average age for the onset of Menopause is 51, but it can also occur as early as the late 30s.
The method of determining if a woman is in Menopause is to measure the amount of follicle stimulating hormone levels in the blood. Leading up to Menopause, the ovaries produce fewer & fewer hormones, which causes a variety of changes in a woman’s body.
Surgical removal of the ovaries and other medical conditions and treatments can also induce Menopause. The fluctuations in the hormones estrogen, testosterone and progesterone can cause your periods to become irregular and sometimes heavy. Other symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, brain fog, weight gain, increased belly fat, and headaches can soon follow.
However, hormone replacement therapy naturally restores the correct amount and balance of a woman’s hormones. Hormone replacement therapy can restore a woman’s quality of life by eliminating the frustrating symptoms of menopause and hormone decline. Even better, hormone therapy can reduce a woman’s risk of developing life threatening illnesses such as osteoporosis, heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and more.