Menopause is the point in time when a woman has not had a period for one year. It is a natural process that most women experience in their 40s or 50s. When menopause occurs, the woman’s ovaries stop producing the hormones estrogen and progesterone.
The effects of menopause can affect your life in many ways and it is important to speak with a skilled gynecologist to learn how to manage the effects of menopause.
Perimenopause occurs during the time before menopause and is an important time to seek advice from a gynecologist to avoid complications. Skipped and irregular periods are a sign that you may be in a perimenopausal stage; however, medical tests can also determine if you are in a perimenopausal stage.
If you are seeking medical advice from a knowledgeable and experienced gynecologist, feel free to contact us to schedule a consultation!
The usual symptoms of menopause can occur during perimenopause, which can start months or even years earlier. They include:
Some symptoms of menopause may require treatment. It is best to speak to your doctor to learn how to best manage the symptoms. Our team is highly skilled and experienced in helping patients who are experiencing menopausal symptoms. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for menopause treatment!
The process of menopause happens in stages and there are three phases in the transition, which are, perimenopause (when a woman’s body begins the transition); menopause (when you have experienced 12 consecutive months without a menstrual period); and postmenopause (usually 24 to 36 months after your last period, when your symptoms begin to subside).
Many people may be able to manage their own symptoms depending on the severity, medical history, and overall health. Managing your menopause symptoms can include hormone therapy, medication, and/or lifestyle changes. It is best to consult with a menopause doctor to assess the stage of menopause you are in and help determine the best steps for your case in particular.
There are many steps available to reduce your symptoms without having to take hormones, including:
There are many different contributing factors that may cause a hot flash, including:
If you are experiencing the symptoms of menopause and are interested in seeking treatment best for you, contact our team today. Dr. Ronald E. de la Peña. is a skilled doctor who has specialized in menopause treatment for years and can provide you with the best results possible.
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