Menopause is the period that follows the end of your reproductive years. While this time of transition is perfectly natural, the symptoms can be uncomfortable or disruptive for many women. Most women enter menopause between the ages of 45 and 55, but some begin to experience symptoms earlier.
Some treatments can help you feel more comfortable in your own skin. If you start to notice the signs and symptoms of menopause, schedule a visit to discuss ways to make you more comfortable.
Menopause often comes at a time in a woman’s life when the demands of family, career, and community begin to decline. This should be a time when you can focus on yourself and your own pursuits, not on navigating a range of changes linked to hormonal fluctuations.
Knowing what to look for can help you understand when to seek treatment for menopause symptoms. Some of the signs you may be nearing or entering this phase of life include:
Some women only experience one or two of these changes, while others suffer from numerous intense symptoms.
If you only notice a few mild symptoms, you may not need any treatment during menopause. There are also lifestyle modifications that can ease symptoms.
The most common type of menopause treatment is hormone replacement therapy. Panhandle Obstetrics and Gynecology is proud to offer BioTE® hormone replacement therapy, an option that uses bioidentical hormones. These synthetic hormones are made from plant sources and are molecularly identical to the hormones your body replaces naturally.
Finding the right balance in hormone replacement therapy can take a process of trial and error. You’ll have the support and guidance of your gynecologist as you navigate the process, and adjustments can be made as needed.
If you’d like to learn more about menopause and how to address the symptoms, call the office today to set up a personalized visit. Online booking is also an option, and can take very little time to complete.