Menopause is that significant transition in a woman’s life marked by the inability of her ovaries to continue to produce the important sex steroids Estradiol, Progesterone and, to a lesser extent, Testosterone. Her fertility, along with her menstrual cycles, has ended. Her ovaries are at the end of their functional life.
Getting through menopause without treatment is not easy. Life after menopause is just not the same. The early years of menopause are typically difficult as waves of hot flashes and sweats invade a women’s life day and night. Her joints ache, her memory weakens, her skin thins. Typically, she has labile moods. Not uncommonly, she experiences depression. Her libido declines and her ability to perform sexually diminishes. Vaginal dryness and thinning develop. She feels past her prime. She feels herself getting old.