Menopause often brings uncomfortable symptoms, such as hot flashes and fatigue. The Women’s Health Specialists of Dallas team knows how these troublesome symptoms can negatively impact a woman’s quality of life. They provide the highest standard of health care before, during, and after menopause with treatments centered on improving your quality of life and reducing your symptoms. Visit one of the two locations in Dallas or Rockwall, Texas for medical support through this significant time of transition.
Menopause is when menstruation ends. A woman is considered to be going through menopause if she hasn’t had a menstrual period for over a year.
For most women, menopause begins between 40 and 60, but it can begin earlier or later. While rare, some women go through premature menopause before the age of 40.
Menopause is the natural decline of reproductive hormone production in your body.
While it’s a natural part of aging, other factors can induce menopause, such as:
There are three stages of menopause – perimenopause, menopause, and postmenopause.
Perimenopause is the time-period leading up to menopause, beginning anywhere up to eight years before, when your ovaries slowly start to produce less estrogen.
For some women, perimenopause only lasts a few months, but typically, this phase lasts about four years. Perimenopause lasts up until your ovaries stop releasing eggs.
You can get pregnant during this time, and you can also start to experience menopausal symptoms to varying degrees.
Menopause symptoms include:
Menopause treatments focus on reducing or alleviating symptoms. Many treatments also help manage chronic conditions associated with menopause and aging, such as osteoporosis.
The Women’s Health Specialists offer a range of menopause treatments, including:
Your Women’s Health Specialists doctor encourages you to try healthy at-home treatments to relieve your symptoms, such as:
For individualized, comprehensive care through all stages of menopause, call the Women’s Health Specialists of Dallas or book online.