Looking for information about menopause or perimenopause? Worried about sudden hot flashes, night sweats, amenorrhea or other menopause symptoms? Menopause brings its share of questions about intimacy and our health.
Find our answers to questions on this topic below!
Menopause: What is it?
Menopause is the time of a woman’s life where her periods stop and the ovaries stop releasing eggs. Menopause is confirmed when a woman has missed her period for 12 consecutive months. The exact time of the last period can only be determined by counting down.
Menopause is a normal part of aging. The follicle stimulating (FSH) and luteinizing (LH) hormones are both secreted by the pituitary gland and are one of the phenomena that characterize a normal menstrual cycle. These hormones tell the ovary to produce estrogen and progesterone, and to release an egg. As a woman ages, her ovaries do not respond as well to the follicle stimulating and luteinizing hormones. In time, estrogen and progesterone production diminishes and the woman’s body stops releasing eggs.