Menopause is a major milestone in many women’s lives, but one that can come with mixed feelings. While it marks the end of the reproductive years and the start of a new phase of life, the transitional phase can cause some uncomfortable symptoms. From hot flashes and night sweats to vaginal dryness and reduced sex drive, menopause can be a lot to manage. Hormone replacement therapy or HRT is one option for reducing symptoms and improving quality of life during menopause.
What is Menopause?
As your body changes and you approach your 40s and 50s, you may be wondering how you even know if you are experiencing menopause. Irregular periods, mood swings, and hot flashes can all be signs that it is near. You are considered to be in menopause after 12 months without a menstrual period. However, symptoms can persist for several years as your hormones fluctuate.