All women go through menopause or loss of the functioning of the ovaries. This typically happens between the ages of 48-52, but can occur even earlier especially if menopause occurred at an earlier age in a woman’s mother. For many women, menopause is a time of uncomfortable hot flashes, anxiety, weight gain, loss of memory, and loss of confidence. If untreated, woman can develop weak bones-osteoporosis, obesity, heart disease, memory loss, loss of interest in sex, painful intercourse (dyspareunia), and accelerated physical aging. Woman can also have many problems psychologically and may become irritable, moody, fatigued, anxious, and depressed. Of course, these problems will have significant impact on family and friends. This is all unnecessary suffering that could be avoided through proper hormonal evaluation and replacement. Dr. Levine can help make the transition into menopause and beyond a positive experience. He will evaluate your hormones and prescribe a custom hormonal replacement plan so you can avoid the psychological and physical discomforts of menopause.