Helping you live your life fully through menopause.
A healthy lifestyle that includes smoking cessation, proper nutrition, exercise, stress reduction and weight management is an excellent approach to menopause.
The transition into menopause usually begins in the mid-to-late 40s, with menopause occurring at a median age of 51. During early stages of the transition, estrogen levels are generally normal and the level of follicle-stimulation hormone begins to increase. As the transition progresses, hormone levels are variable and estrogen levels fall while follicle-stimulating hormones increase. After menopause, ovulation does not occur and the ovaries do not produce estradiol or progesterone but continue to produce testosterone and small levels of estrogen.
Symptoms during menopausal transition can include hot flashes and night sweats, urinary incontinence, sexual dysfunction, fatigue, trouble sleeping, depression, weight gain and joint pain.
Because of the changes happening in your body during this time, it is important to establish a solid relationship with your doctor or OB/GYN.
Our Methodist Physicians Clinic Womens Center providers can help you not only through various therapies, but also by assisting you in understanding these changes. There are many approaches to managing menopause, and establishing which one is right for you and your symptoms is key to your overall health and wellness.