Did the symptoms of menopause keep you from enjoying the best times of this past year? You are not alone. Millions of women around the world live with fatigue, mood changes, hot flashes and other uncomfortable and confusing symptoms. Fortunately, the upcoming year can be significantly better. We work with women every day who are experiencing menopause, and we provide safe and effective treatments to help them enjoy life, family, and friends more.
What Causes Menopause?
Menopause is a natural stage in a woman’s life that indicates the point at which a woman is no longer in her childbearing years. The process begins when a woman stops menstruating, and this initiates a cascade of changes to hormone levels in the body. The most well-known role of the ovaries is to produce and release eggs, but they also create estrogen and progesterone. When the ovaries stop producing eggs, they also stop making these important hormones. The symptoms that you experience are due to the decreased levels of estrogen and progesterone in your body.
Common Symptoms of Menopause
Menopause typically begins when a woman reaches her 40s or 50s, but this does vary. Some symptoms of menopause are also associated with other conditions, so you should discuss any issues with a gynecologist.
Common symptoms of menopause are:
- Irregular or abnormal periods
- Night Sweats
- Hot flashes
- Depression and other mood changes
- Problems sleeping
- Memory problems
- Low energy and fatigue
- Decreased libido
- Weight gain
- Changes in fat distribution
- Aching or stiff joints
How Can I Manage My Menopause Symptoms?
Hormone replacement therapy is a proven approach to managing the symptoms of menopause. Blood tests are performed to determine the current levels of your estrogen, progesterone and other hormones. Your gynecologist will then prescribe all-natural hormone replacement supplements to increase specific hormone levels in your body.
Interested in Learning More About Managing Menopause? Contact Columbus Women’s Care.
To learn more about menopause management, laser services, breast and ovarian cancer screenings and our other services, contact Columbus Women’s Care. Our three offices are conveniently located in Columbus, Canal Winchester and Lewis Center, and you can contact us directly at (614) 755-4200.