Experiencing Menopause

Once a woman has gone through menopause, the body ceases to produce estrogen.

The loss of estrogen causes the body to go through certain changes that can increase the risk of osteoporosis and heart disease. Practitioners often suggest hormone therapy (HT) to reduce certain health risks and to ease the symptoms of menopause.

HT is not for every woman and has both benefits and risks. However, HT should be discussed with your practitioner if you are nearing or experiencing menopause.