Managing Symptoms of Menopause
For women, hormones and female reproductive issues begin with puberty and continue to a concern in some fashion or another throughout their lifetimes. Later in life, however, these issues begin to change as a woman enters the menopause stage of her life. Each woman is different, and can experience different levels of discomfort as their body adjusts to this new stage. For many, seeking ways to manage these symptoms is necessary to continue enjoying their life.
Menopause is when a woman’s body begins the process of ending its reproductive cycles by stopping ovulation. This change is accompanied by lower production of estrogen and progesterone, which can create havoc within the body. During this time, women can experience a wide variety of symptoms, including:
- Heart racing
- Night sweats and hot flashes
- Infrequent menstrual
Since these symptoms can last for five years or even longer, it may be necessary to find relief using hormone replacement therapy or other treatments for menopause. Since each woman will have a different experience and symptoms, the treatment may also be different for every patient. There are a variety of options, including prescription medication, natural supplements and other treatments.
If you are a woman between the ages of forty-five to fifty-five and have begun experiencing any of these symptoms, you can learn how to manage them by visiting a OB/GYN. They can discuss how best to relieve the issues causing you the most distress and explain the benefits of different treatment options. This is just another phase that all women must go through, but there is no reason to be uncomfortable when there are treatments available.
Posted on behalf of
Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A.
699 Church Street #220
Marietta, GA 30060