Menopause is a natural process that occurs when a woman’s ovaries stop producing eggs and her estrogen and progesterone levels decrease. Menopause marks the end of a woman’s reproductive years and typically occurs between the ages of 45-55.

Causes of Menopause

Menopause occurs when a woman’s ovaries stop producing eggs, which leads to a decrease in estrogen and progesterone levels. This can occur naturally as a woman ages, or it can be induced by surgery or chemotherapy.


No one test can diagnose menopause. A doctor will likely diagnose menopause based on your medical history, physical examination, and blood tests.


There is no cure for menopause, but there are treatments that can help to relieve the symptoms. Treatment for menopause may include:

  • Hormone therapy (HT) / Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)
  • Natural therapies, such as herbal remedies and dietary supplements
  • Lifestyle changes, such as exercise, diet, and stress management

At VITALIZE, our goal is to help women navigate this transition with ease and support their overall health and well-being.  We also offer testing to evaluate cardiovascular risk and monitor bone health as women move beyond menopause. By working together, we can create a personalized treatment plan using naturopathic and functional medicine to optimize your health and empower you to live your best life.

      Menopause Symptoms

      The symptoms of menopause can vary from woman to woman. Some of the most common symptoms include:

      • Hot flashes
      • Night sweats
      • Irregular periods
      • Vaginal dryness
      • Painful intercourse
      • Mood swings
      • Weight gain
      • Fatigue
      • Difficulty sleeping
      • Memory problems
      • Decreased sex drive
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