Collection: Female - Menopause and Hormones

Every woman is affected by menopause in some way - either they experience symptoms or other physical changes.

Menopause occurs when you have not had a menstrual period for 12 months. Menopause is a natural part of life occurring at around age 51 years but can also happen for other reasons.

The average age of menopause is 51 years but you can enter menopause earlier. Hormonal changes cause menopausal symptoms Most women will have some symptoms most women have symptoms for 5 to 10 years.
Hormone therapy is the most effective therapy for hot flashes, but there are other treatment options. Non-hormonal treatments include modifying your diet, lifestyle changes, and over-the-counter therapies.

Hormone therapy is the most effective therapy for hot flashes. However, other non-hormonal options are available for women who are suffering from symptoms but are not yet ready to consider hormone therapy. Some women are not appropriate candidates for hormone therapy, such as those that have been recently treated for breast cancer. It is important to remember that when used appropriately, hormone therapy can be a safe and effective option for many women. Here we will review non-hormonal treatment options for women.

Reducing the temperature in a room, dressing in layers, and the use of a fan while asleep can be effective ways to help deal with troublesome hot flashes. Women who are overweight tend to have more bothersome hot flashes, therefore weight loss can be helpful.