Menopause Hot flashes. Sleep problems. Mood changes. Menopause can be an uncomfortable transition for women as they reach the end of their reproductive years. The average American woman enters menopause at 52 when the ovaries no longer release an egg each month. A woman is considered to have entered menopause once she goes through a year without a menstrual period. During menopause, as well as during the months or years leading up to it called perimenopause, women may experience irregular periods, vaginal dryness, bladder problems, bone loss, breast tenderness and migraines, among other symptoms. Menopause is a normal condition that all women experience, but that doesn’t mean that women have to accept the symptoms as part of their new normal. There are several treatments to manage menopause symptoms, including: Estrogen alternatives Estrogen therapy (HT) Homeopathy and herbal treatments Hormone therapy (HT) Lifestyle changes Non-hormonal treatment If symptoms of perimenopause are significantly impacting your daily life, talk to an Inspira doctor or nurse midwife about treatments that may help relieve symptoms. Make the transition comfortably. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-INSPIRA. Inspira Spirit of Women Program | Spirit of Women is a national network of member hospitals committed to women's health education, outreach, and wellness! Become a member of Inspira Health Network's Spirit of Women and enjoy the benefits of exciting and informative health information and events! Become A Spirit Member Why Choose Inspira? Expert Care at Every Stage We offer comprehensive gynecologic services for women throughout their reproductive lives, from adolescents scheduling their first routine exam to women facing signs of menopause. Through our referral service, we can help you find the right gynecologist to meet your needs. Inspira’s team of certified nurse-midwives at Gentle Beginnings also offers a full spectrum of women’s health services beyond maternity care to their patients.