In our society if you do not fit the norm, or are acting out of the norm there is a problem that could be solved by biomedical attention. If you take any kind of medication it is supposed to help you consistently demonstrate more healthy behavior, even if your behavior that you are demonstrating is a natural, biological process. Menopause is the point in time when a woman’s menstrual periods stop. Menopause happens because the ovaries stop producing the hormones estrogen and progesterone. At this time of a woman’s life, at the average age of 51, it is normal to fill this way because this is a normal body process that all women will go through. The symptoms of menopause could be explained as hysterical, irrational and or unstable, since these symptoms are such that is way out of the social norm of a middle age female so this is something that society needs to fix with biomedicine. Having those low hormone levels of estrogen and progesterone is said to increase risk of other disease and pharmaceuticals use this excuse to push the long time use of hormonal replacements. In the advertisement below it dramatically explains the stages of discomfort a woman can go through while in menopause. Stages like hot flashes, increased weight gain, lack of sexual desire and sleeplessness, all things that are natural to happen during menopause and also things that can be fixed without medication. For this advertisement there was not a doctor patient interaction needed, meaning that there was no really conformation that menopause is the actual issues or if the medication is something that could cause further problems to the health if there is other not normal problems going on with the health. In conclusion, biomedical attention is not the only solution to handle natural processes that happen with the body, it could be simply solved with changes in your diet or daily activity, and unless the natural process is causing harm to other natural processes then a preferred medical system should be sought.
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services . “Menopause Basics .” . http://womenshealth.gov/menopause/menopause-basics/index.html (accessed July 31, 2014).