Menopause is a period of time when a woman’s body goes through a natural and major hormonal change. During this time estrogen and progesterone, which are naturally produced by the ovaries, significantly decrease.
We will briefly discuss some of these changes and treatment options that allow a woman to be as comfortable as possible throughout this life transition.
The most common and well-known symptom of menopause is hot flashes. These occur in 75% of women. Other symptoms include:
In simple terms, hot flashes are caused by rapid hormone fluctuations creating a rush of heat that commonly leads to sweating, heart palpitations, dizziness, and then sudden feelings of being cold.
Avoid these triggers:
These are common medications for treatment:
Changing hormone levels can affect the amount of calcium in your bones. This can lead to osteoporosis. To avoid these negative changes, here are some steps you can take in the years leading up to menopause:
After menopause, NO amount of vaginal bleeding is normal. EVER. If this happens, please follow up with your physician.