What is Menopause?

Menopause is the permanent end of menstruation and fertility, defined as occurring 12 months after your last menstrual period. It is a natural biological process, not a medical illness.

Symptoms and complications

  • Common symptoms of menopause include:
  • Hot flashes
    Vaginal dryness
    Decreased libido
    Difficulty concentrating
    Feeling depressed


    It is important that if you are having symptoms that are affecting your life, there are many treatments options available, from lifestyle adjustments to hormone therapy. Not everyone needs treatment, only those women who have symptoms interfering with their lives.