Yorktown Health – Women’s Personalized Care can handle your needs pre, during and post menopause. Call us today to make your appointment.
What is menopause?
Menopause is the final menstrual period and usually confirmed when a woman has missed her periods for 12 consecutive months (in the absence of other obvious causes). It is often associated with reduced functioning of the ovaries due to aging, resulting in lower levels of estrogen and other hormones. It marks the permanent end of fertility. Menopause occurs, on average, at age 51. It occurs most often between ages 45 and 55. The term “premenopause” refers to the phase of life that precedes menopause. For many women, it is an optimal time to reassess their health.
What are the symptoms of menopause?
Classic symptoms of menopause start during pre-menopause, which can be months or years. They include the following.
- Vaginal dryness
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Thinning hair
- Slower metabolism and weight gain
- Mood changes
- Trouble sleeping
What treatments are available for menopause?
Many women do not need treatment for their menopause symptoms. You may find that your symptoms go away by themselves. Or you may not find the symptoms uncomfortable. If you are bothered by your symptoms, talk to Yorktown Health – Women’s Personalized Care about ways to relieve them. You can work together to find a treatment that is right for you.