Your mother or grandmother may have referred to menopause as “the change,” but it isn’t really a single event.  Menopause is a transition that can begin in a woman’s 30s or 40s and last into her 50s or 60s. Some women experience signs and symptoms of menopause before their periods stop permanently.

Estrogen therapy is still a safe, short-term option for some women, but numerous other therapies are available to help patients manage menopausal symptoms and stay healthy during this important phase of  life.