As a woman approaches menopause, her body experiences a great deal of change. Production of the sex hormone estrogen diminishes gradually as women age. This causes the body to behave differently.
Hormone Therapy - Women
The thyroid hormones regulate the body’s metabolism, which is the speed at which your body converts food into energy. The thyroid hormones also regulate how quickly your body uses up its stored energy, known as your basal metabolic rate. The thyroid hormone is also critical for brain development in infants.