In Ayurveda, menopause is a transition into the vata stage of life. The body feels dryer and rougher and may start to feel lighter. However, menopause can imbalance all the doshas, presenting the constellation of symptoms described above. Estrogen is a pitta hormone, communicating and transforming tissues. Progesterone is a kapha hormone that suddenly dissipates, leaving the body without the lubrication or the solid structure that vata uses to travel and the material pitta needs to use to transform within the body.