Menopause can come with many uncomfortable symptoms that may negatively impact a woman’s quality of life. The Associates in Women’s Health team is here to help women through this life transition, and offer medical care before, during, and after menopause. The medical group provides an array of effective treatment methods to relieve symptoms such as hot flashes and fatigue. Let the Associates in Women’s Health team help make the menopause transition as smooth as possible for you; call or schedule your appointment online today.
Menopause is the point in a woman’s life that marks the end of fertility and the menstrual cycle. You’re considered to be going through menopause if you haven’t had a period for at least one year.
Menopause typically occurs between the ages of 40 and 60, but for some women, it can start earlier. It’s a natural process that often comes along with a variety of uncomfortable symptoms.
Menopause represents the natural decline in your body’s production of reproductive hormones: estrogen and progesterone.
A total hysterectomy – a procedure to remove your uterus and ovaries – induces menopause, because you no longer have ovaries to release eggs and produce reproductive hormones.
In some circumstances, chemotherapy and radiation therapy cancer treatments can induce menopause and end fertility.
A tiny percentage of women experience premature menopause before age 40. That usually results from primary ovarian insufficiency, when your ovaries fail to produce healthy hormone levels.
This lack of reproductive hormones can often be linked to genetic factors or an autoimmune disease.
The hormone imbalance is what’s responsible for many menopausal symptoms.
Menopause symptoms include:
Menopause doesn’t require medical treatment to address the cause, since it’s a natural biological process. Instead, menopause treatments are centered on reducing symptoms and managing chronic conditions associated with aging and menopause.
Some menopause treatments include:
There are also lifestyle and home remedies to relieve your menopause symptoms, including:
For quality medical guidance and care before, during, and after menopause, call or book your appointment with the Associates in Women’s Health team for your custom menopause management plan.