Menopause occurs about a year after a woman's last menstrual cycle, typically happening in women anywhere between the ages of 40 and 60. Menopause is a natural biological process and happens as women age. The process is the endpoint for a woman's fertility, although it does come with some other side effects and health issues.
Before women experience menopause, they go through a transition period called perimenopause, which can happen in a woman's 30s or 40s. Perimenopause happens many years before menopause as a womans ovaries slowly start to create less estrogen. This stage continues until the ovaries stop releasing eggs, and a woman reaches menopause.
The side effects that come along with menopause can impact ones daily life. These side effects include hot flashes, weight gain, changes in sleep patterns, and night sweats. Menopause can also cause more serious issues like change in mood, depression, and anxiety. Finally, menopause can cause changes in a woman’s sexual health, including vaginal dryness and lack of sex drive. Despite these side effects, living with menopause doesn’t have to be difficult. There are ways to reduce symptoms and treat hormonal deficiency or imbalance – both common occurrences after a woman has entered menopause.
Menopause, along with other hormonal disorders, can be treated with HRT. Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is an alternative therapy to help with anti-aging health and longevity. This therapy is designed to help women overcome symptoms caused by menopause. HRT incorporates individualized doses of key hormones that emulate nearly identically those each patient had as a younger woman.
For women suffering from menopause, hormone deficiency, or age-related health conditions, HRT may be the solution. This therapy can help women build lean muscle, it can improve sleep quality and boost metabolism, and it can give more energy and an overall feeling of well-being. HRT can also reduce the risk for osteoporosis, breast and other cancers, and heart disease.
You don't have to live with symptoms caused by menopause. At Physicians Age Management Centers we want to help you understand the benefits of hormone replacement therapy. It’s what we do every day and it’s our specialty. We provide our patients with a proactive, preventative approach to healthcare for an aging population focused on the preservation of optimum human function and quality of life. If you’re interested in taking control of your health, take our hormone test or request a free consultation today.