Women's Health Specialists, PLLC
OBGYNs located in Murfreesboro, TN
Menopause marks the end of your menstrual cycle for the rest of your life, and you’ve officially reached it when you haven’t had a period for 12 consecutive months. For symptoms of menopause like hot flashes, skin dryness, and depression, Women’s Health Specialists, PLLC, provides personalized care, including hormone therapy and lifestyle management. Book your appointment online or call the Murfreesboro, Tennessee, office today for effective menopause care.
Menopause Q & A
What is menopause?
Menopause is the time in your life when your menstrual cycle comes to its permanent end. However, before it stops entirely, you experience fluctuations and irregularities in your period for some time.
Menopause doesn’t officially begin until you haven’t had a period for one full year; the time before that is called perimenopause.
Perimenopause can last for several years. During those years, your hormones fluctuate before eventually dropping altogether. The hormone fluctuations are responsible for the symptoms you experience during perimenopause, which can linger for a while after menopause too.
Most women reach menopause between ages 45 and 55, but you can get there either earlier or later too. It’s up to you whether or not to seek treatment for the symptoms; many women choose to treat them because of the impact on their lives.
What are some common signs of menopause?
Signs and symptoms of approaching menopause tend to appear during perimenopause. Not everyone has the same symptoms, and some women’s symptoms are much milder than others. Your symptoms, which come from low or fluctuating hormone levels, might include:
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Dry skin
- Sexual dysfunction
- Memory and concentration problems
- Breast tenderness
- Reduced bone mass
When you reach menopause, your risk for osteoporosis rises. In addition, other health risks such as vision problems, heart disease, and urinary incontinence can develop as complications too.
The team assesses your risk factors for possible issues and manages them accordingly as part of your treatment for menopause symptoms.
How can I manage my menopause symptoms?
Women’s Health Specialists, PLLC, specializes in managing menopause symptoms and helping you reduce your risk of complications from menopause.
One of the most effective ways to manage severe menopause symptoms is through hormone replacement therapy. Hormone replacement therapy replenishes your estrogen levels with synthetic or bioidentical hormones, which come from plants.
Other treatments target specific menopause symptoms, like antidepressants for depression, sleep medications for insomnia, and healthy lifestyle changes to promote overall wellness and health.
Women’s Health Specialists, PLLC, can also help you manage the effects of menopause on your sex life, like low libido or painful intercourse.
The team at Women’s Health Specialists, PLLC, is here to help you reduce and manage the symptoms of menopause if they heavily impact your wellness. Book your appointment online or contact the office by phone to schedule a visit today.
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