The medical profession,has made menopause one of the sickest lies ever projected on women. Let me share what i have learned from an old medical book. In the teen years, the pituitary gland releases special hormones that activate the female organs to enable the female organs to produce a baby. After 40 o 50 . nature shuts down those hormones from the pituitary gland. However, the women's body still needs some estrogen, progesterone to maintain her femininity and a bit of testosterone. So that job is given to the adrenal gland. Usually the adrenal gland is so exhausted by that age it cannot handle the job, causing the body to produce hot flashes, headaches, mood swings, and short tempers. Take adrenal glandulars to solve the problems, found at most health stores now.