Hormones play a critical role in women’s lives. These key chemical messengers shape women’s bodies, help to organize their brains, and contribute to their instincts. So hormone levels drop and menopause starts, you may experience significant changes that impact your body and your mind.
On average, menopause begins at age 51, but the signs that menopause is approaching may begin years earlier. Though subtle at first, symptoms of hormonal change may soon affect many aspects of your life. And while every woman’s experience is unique, most women experience a variety of hormone-related symptoms for 4-8 years.
Understanding menopause and hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can be the first step toward finding relief. While it’s never too late to start HRT, there is growing evidence that the best time to initiate treatment is before the age of 60 or within 10 years of menopause. As part of a healthy lifestyle, this innovative approach can help you feel your best as you age.