THE MENOPAUSE AND YOU
What is the Menopause?
Menopause is the permanent cessation of menstruation marked as occurring 1-year after the last menstrual period.
The average age of the menopause is 51- years.
Most women begin to experience symptoms associate with the menopause a few years before the final menstrual period. This time interval is known as the perimenopause or the menopausal transition.
What are the symptoms of Menopause?
• Hot flashes
• Sleep disturbance
• Mood swing
• Sexual dysfunction
• Decreased libido
These symptoms occur as the levels of estrogen in the body decrease with the decline in ovarian function.
What are my treatment options?
Menopause symptoms can be treated with the use of:
• Hormonal therapy
• Herbal supplements