Menopause, medically defined as not having a menstrual period for 12 consecutive months, marks the end of a woman’s fertility. This transition typically occurs between ages 48 and 55. During the months or years preceding menopause, formerly called perimenopause, a woman’s reproductive hormones (estrogen and progesterone) fluctuate. It’s actually these spikes that cause bothersome symptoms, which can include:
Once menopause hits, some women – though not all – find that their symptoms begin to dissipate. The severity of symptoms during the years preceding menopause through post menopause vary greatly among women. For some they can be debilitating, while for others they’re only mildly annoying.
Whether your symptoms are severe or just bothersome, there are plenty of remedies. Our team has decades of experience in easing the symptoms of menopause, with treatments ranging from lifestyle adjustments, supplements, nutritional recommendations and stress relief techniques to hormone replacement therapy, when necessary When symptoms are severe, hormone replacement therapy is extremely effective.
Even women who coast through menopause with barely any symptoms, should still have an annual check-up with their healthcare provider at The Women’s Group. The decrease of estrogen, which protects many systems in the body, leaves women more vulnerable to many diseases and conditions. These include:
Early detections is important to optimal treatment for potential issues. At The Women’s Group our doctors are also major advocates for preventative care. They aim to help every woman stay healthy, strong and active at every age and stage of life.
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