Menopause – What You Need to Know
August 5, 2015
There are few things in life that are unavoidable, and for women, one of those is menopause. Menopause occurs when women stop menstruating and their estrogen levels drop significantly. Because of this change in hormone levels, women often find that they suffer from unwanted and uncomfortable symptoms. Treatments for menopause are customized for each woman because of how her body deals with its specific changes. At Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A. our staff is dedicated to providing sensitive treatment for our patients so that they receive the individual care that they deserve. Menopause is often a period of life that many women fear and dread; however, with care and compassion, our doctors can help make this time of your life as comfortable as possible.
While the average age of menopause is considered to be 51, some women experience menopause in their late 30s or not until their 60s. Contrary to early thinking, the age at which a woman started her menstrual cycle has no relation to the age in which she will experience the onset of menopause. The most obvious sign that menopause has begun is the absence of a monthly period; however, other symptoms can include hot flashes, vaginal dryness, pain during sex, mood changes, and urinary symptoms. If you have experienced any of these symptoms and have not been diagnosed with menopause, it is important that you see your gynecologist in order to determine your state of menopause and to begin any necessary treatment.
Treatments for menopause are directed toward alleviating uncomfortable or distressing symptoms. One of the most common treatments for menopause and perimenopause is hormone replacement therapy, geared to treat your symptoms as your hormones fluctuate and finally diminish. Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A. offers expert treatment for women during menopause, and we are here to help you find the relief during this transitional time in your life. We look forward to providing you with the highest quality women’s medical care. Please call our office to schedule an appointment.
Posted on behalf of Dr. Carlos Alarcon, Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A.