The biological development of women goes through a series of phases that outline different experiences in the maturation of the person, and one of the most important is the menopause.
Although it is true that female physiological functions have not been studied in depth until the last century, we currently have very valuable information about what menopause means for women’s lives, both in terms of hormones and physiological and, in some respects, psychological.
One of the most important phenomena that we find during menopause are hormonal changes, a phenomenon of great importance that defines the way in which this transition stage takes place.
What is menopause?
Menopause is the physiological period in the life of women consisting of the permanent cessation of menstruation, this being caused by a series of very profound hormonal changes.
This stage in the life of women usually appears between the ages of 45 and 55 and constitutes a process of imbalances both organically and hormonally as well as psychologically and emotionally.
The menopause itself is constituted by about twelve consecutive months in which the woman stops menstruating.
However, at the popular level the term is conceived in its entirety as the set of natural processes that women go through until they stop menstruating.
The most important hormonal changes have to do with the decline in the secretion of certain substances in the body, among which estrogen, progesterone and testosterone stand out.
All these changes affect, how can it be otherwise, the lives of the people who experience them, and although each woman experiences menopause in a specific way, there are a series of common experiences that usually occur.