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The medical issues that result from declining estrogen levels may start well before the onset of menopause, which is defined by not having a menstrual cycle for one year. Prior to the absence of the period, there can be issues with depression, joint pain, insomnia, inexplicable weight gain, hot flashes, brain fog and more. These signals are commonly misread, leading to the mismanagement of these symptoms. Treatments, such as antidepressants, sleeping pills, and NSAIDs are commonly used as Band-Aids to manage the symptoms. These issues may be explained by declining estrogen levels and that is the root cause that should be targeted by treatment.