Since the Suzanne Somers book has come out, many women are asking the question: Should I be still having a period in menopause?
There are two schools of thought:
1. Shedding the lining of the uterus every month, i.e. having a period, is important to maintaining a lean uterus and possibly preventing uterine cancer.
2. Let Mother Nature take its course and if you decide to take natural hormones ( which I strongly suggest you do) after menopause, be concerned with the balance rather than the cycle. Have annual pelvic ultrasounds and worry about your whole body, not your uterus alone.
I believe cycling when there is no natural cycle is akin to overriding the system which is not something we want.
I follow my paitients' lead. Some of us feel we are young as long as we have a period. So if you are still menstruating, now is the time to get on the bioidentical hormones and stay on a cycle. If you have stopped menstruating, go on the low dose continuous hormone regimen.
Remember, at the end of the day, you are an individual and what may apply to others doesn't necessarily apply to you.