Menopause & Living Well
Perimenopause is the period of time before menstruation stops. This time is marked by changes in the menstrual cycle, along with other physical and emotional symptoms.
Estrogen's Effects on the Female Body
In addition to regulating the menstrual cycle, estrogen affects the reproductive tract, the urinary tract, the heart and blood vessels, bones, breasts, skin, hair, mucous membranes, pelvic muscles, and the brain.
Introduction to Menopause
When a woman permanently stops having menstrual periods, she has reached the stage of life called menopause. This stage signals the end of a woman's ability to have children.
Menopausal Hormone Therapy
If you use or are considering using hormone therapy, discuss the possible benefits and risks with your health care provider.
Staying Healthy After Menopause
Good nutrition and regular exercise can help you stay healthy and youthful at this stage of life.