Women experience menopause when the ovaries stop producing the hormones estrogen and progesterone. As a result, women stop experiencing their typical monthly periods. The currently accepted definition of menopause is not having a period for 1 year at the appropriate time of life, with the average age of menopause being 51. Menopause is a natural part of the reproductive life cycle and happens to every woman.
Menopause can cause different symptoms in each woman. Some women have minor symptoms, while others experience more extreme hot flashes, mood changes, and difficulty sleeping. Menopause is also a critical time when women can experience bone loss. With our experience, we can help you navigate the changes in this stage of your life.
Many symptoms of menopause can be controlled with a healthy lifestyle, and for some women, medication. There are options for natural remedies and hormone therapy. Depending on your health history, risk factors, and personal choices, we can assist in helping weigh the benefits and risks of certain treatments.
Make an appointment to visit our office, discuss your concerns, and have Partners OB/GYN care for you today!