Menopause is the time in a woman's life when her period stops. It usually occurs naturally, most often in your 40's and 50's. Menopause happens because the woman's ovaries stop producing the hormones estrogen and progesterone. A woman has reached menopause when she has not had a period for 12 months. Changes and symptoms can start several years earlier. They include a change in periods, hot flashes and/or night sweats, trouble sleeping, vaginal dryness, mood swings, trouble focusing. Shop at Vitasave.ca for supplements to reduce the symptoms of menopause.