Menopause is considered reached when a woman hasn’t had a menstrual period in 12 consectuive months. The average age of menopause in the United States is 51 years old - but keep in mind this is just an average, there is a wide range of when women reach menopaused. While menopause is a natural transition in a woman’s life, there can be symptoms that are bothersome, such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and mood changes. However, there are many options for treatments (both prescription and non-prescription) of these symptoms that can significantly improve your quality of life. If you are bothered by menopause symptoms, don’t suffer - call today for an appointment.