The average age of menopause in the United States is about 51. Menopause is defined by the absence of menses for twelve months. Symptoms that often manifest during or just prior to menopause include hot flashes, night sweats and vaginal dryness. Other symptoms that might occur are interruption of sleep, fatigue, anxiety and moodiness. Menopause occurs because the ovaries are no longer able to produce the female hormones of estrogen and progesterone. Symptoms of menopause can be resolved by replacing estrogen by either oral, transdermal, injections or pellets. We will be glad to discuss which method would work best for you.
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