Menopause is a normal part of the aging process. It begins as a woman’s hormones begin to settle. While this is a completely normal process that every woman goes through, there are treatment options available to lessen the symptoms to make the transition easier.
For many women, the cycle of menopause begins around age 40, when menstrual cycles become spotty and more irregular. The average age that a woman experiences her last menstrual cycle is at age 52. Some women can also enter menopause earlier in life after undergoing surgical procedures such as a hysterectomy.
What is Menopause?
The process of menopause begins when a woman’s ovaries stop releasing eggs. This means the woman will no longer have periods or be able to get pregnant. The process causes a variety of symptoms as hormone levels transition and normalize. These symptoms might include:
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Mood changes
- Vaginal dryness
- Pain during intercourse
- Skin dryness
- Hair loss
- Weight gain
- Reduced sex drive
After entering menopause, women are more susceptible to some health risks, such as osteoporosis and heart disease. It is very important for women to stay active, monitor bone health, and eat healthily.
Treating the Symptoms of Menopause
Our team at Women’s Excellence helps women understand this life transition, manage symptoms, and maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. We do this through a variety of treatment options depending on symptoms and experience. These treatment options can include hormonal therapy, medical treatments, and lifestyle changes.
Our treatment options include:
- Bioidentical hormone therapy to help manage hormone levels
- Medications to improve energy, mood, memory, vitality, and more
- Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation for vaginal dryness and painful intercourse
- Adrenal hormone supplements to address fatigue
- Bone mineral density testing for Osteoporosis
- Comprehensive micronutrient testing to monitor and support nutrients
- Weight management program
- Urinary incontinence treatments
Women experience a variety of physical and emotional changes when entering menopause. At Women’s Excellence, we offer many treatment options specialized to each client’s unique needs. We are always ready and willing to help facilitate this unique time in a woman’s life. Contact us at 248-693-0543 or 248-257-4018 to learn more. We also offer women’s health resources at our Birmingham, Clarkston, Rochester, and West Bloomfield clinics.