Menopause is the point when your menstrual periods stop because your ovaries have stopped producing estrogen and progesterone. During the menopausal transition, also known as perimenopause, your periods may stop and then start again, which is why you are considered to have gone through menopause when you go for a full year without having a period. The average age for women to reach menopause is 51, but it could happen as early as 40 and as late as 55.
Symptoms that you are approaching menopause may include:
Most women don’t find the symptoms of menopause uncomfortable enough to seek treatment. But if you are one of those that menopause is making miserable, come talk to us. We’ll talk about issues like:
Treating Menopause Symptoms
There are different treatment options, one being hormone replacement therapy. Please make an appointment if you’re interested in learning more about how this treatment may be beneficial to you – and help relieve some of your symptoms.
Changes in your body that happen around the time you experience menopause could leave you susceptible to certain health problems such as weight gain and an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, and osteoporosis. To help stay healthy:
If you have any questions about menopause, its symptoms, or its treatments, please don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with one of the Cheyenne Women’s Clinic providers. Make an appointment by calling 307.637.7700.