Menopause is a natural transition for all women and can be accompanied by bothersome symptoms. The degree to which women experience these symptoms, and the length of time that symptoms persist varies from person to person. These symptoms are the result of decreased ovarian production of estrogen and progesterone. Menstrual cycle As hormonal production falls,
Menopause is a dreaded word for many women. Some, with heavy cycles actually look forward to it—so I suppose not everyone dreads it. There is so much conflicting information out there (bioidentical hormones, heart disease, breast cancer) it can be a scary world when women enter the menopausal phase—that is an article for another day.
Many women have misconceptions about what menopause is, and confusion as to what to do about it. The process of menopause begins as a women releases the last few follicles (i.e. eggs) from her ovaries. When the last one is spent, there will be no more menses – at an average age of 51. One