The average age for the onset of menopause (cessation of period for 6 months) in women is 51 years. We believe that no woman going through the menopause should suffer the distress of night sweats and vaginal dryness without at least discussing the pros and cons of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and its alternatives.  If necessary, we can also offer several methods of hormone replacement therapy, ranging from the most recent tablets available on the market, to patches and hormonal implants.