Menopause marks the end of a woman's fertility. It officially begins one full year after menstruation ends.
The average age for menopause is 51, but the actual age, the types and severity of symptoms, as well as the physical and emotional impact of menopause, varies widely from woman to woman.
If you think you might be experiencing menopause, don't sweat it. We're lucky enough to live in a day and age where people are talking about it. And by talking about it, we can learn more—not only about what is happening to our bodies, but what we can do about it, so we can navigate through menopause as comfortably as possible.
One of the people responsible for getting the conversation started is The Menopause Expert, Rebecca Hulem, RN, RNP, CNM, CMC. Rebecca is one of the country's most knowledgeable resources for information about menopause and speaks openly and honestly to women just like you. Learn more about what she has to say and get some advice for dealing with the changes you're experiencing.
We also invite you to explore studies and research about how soy isoflavones can be helpful during menopause. Products with soy isoflavones derived from the whole soybean are clinically proven to reduce the frequency and severity of hot flashes—one of the most common symptoms associated with menopause.
For even more information on menopause, soy isoflavones and their effectiveness, be sure to visit the Menopause FAQ section of this site.
As women, we're all in this together—and together we can get through this challenging time, just like any other. So don't sweat it, and continue having frank discussions with your friends, your doctors and your loved ones about the journey through menopause.