Menopause is a natural time of transition, but it can create uncomfortable and disruptive symptoms for many women. Those residing in or around Decatur and Stonecrest, Georgia, can rely on Albert Scott, Jr., MD, Mercy Amua-Quarshie, MD, and the team at Dekalb Women’s Specialists for knowledgeable and compassionate care throughout the menopause transition. Call or click today to schedule a visit.
Menopause technically begins one full year after you have your last period. For most women, this process starts between 45 and 55, but it’s possible to notice menopausal changes even earlier. Women with specific gynecologic treatments, like a full hysterectomy, can enter menopause immediately afterward.
Very often, menopause arrives at a time when you’re already burdened with career obligations or helping care for your aging parents. The changes this transition out of your childbearing years brings can complicate an already challenging time.
As you near retirement age and beyond, you deserve to refocus on your own needs and consider how you’d like this new phase of life to take shape. The team at Dekalb Women’s Specialists can help you feel more comfortable in your skin during this natural transition.
Understanding the changes menopause can bring helps you know when to reach out for treatment. Many women also feel relieved to learn that certain changes are a normal part of menopause and not a sign of a serious medical condition.
Some things that can change during menopause include:
Some women only notice minimal change, while for others, menopause brings on numerous symptoms that disrupt normal routines.
Menopausal changes occur as a result of a natural decline in hormone production levels. A leading treatment option is hormone replacement therapy (HRT), which strives to balance your hormones through safe, synthetic supplementation.
There are many ways to add these hormones to your system, including pills, patches, injections, vaginal rings, and small pellets inserted just beneath the surface of your skin. It takes time for your body to adapt to HRT, so be patient as you move through the process.
In some cases, individual treatments can help with symptoms like vaginal dryness or headaches. Your practitioner can explain all available options, helping you find an approach best suited to your needs.
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