Menopause is a natural process that signals the end of a woman’s menstrual cycles. Before, during, and after menopause, hormone fluctuations may cause several symptoms to occur. For example, a woman may experience mood changes, thinning hair, dry skin, or sleep problems. Because menopause-related symptoms are so prevalent, many medications are available to relieve these symptoms. Hormone-related conditions in women are often tied to fluctuations in the female hormone estrogen. Read about estrogen-replacement therapy (ERT) and other forms of treatment on our blog page.