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 end point for a woman's fertility and it is usually accompanied by some other side effects and health issues.
Some of the most common symptoms include depression, changes in weight and changes in sleep patterns, dry skin, hot flashes, weakened bones and loss of muscle, night sweats, decreased sex drive, migraines and anxiety.
Symptoms are not present in all women, and if caught early can be avoided all together. If you are currently going through menopause and are experiencing symptoms, here are a few things you can do for treatment:
1. Take Your Vitamins
Menopause and hormonal changes can cause your bones to weaken and become brittle, which is often why osteoporosis is a side effect. You can help keep your bones strong by taking Calcium and Vitamin D regularly.
2. Exercise Regularly
This is another thing you can do to help keep not only your bones, but also your muscles strong and active. Weight gain is another common side effect of menopause, so sticking to a regular exercise schedule can help you maintain a healthy weight and avoid any additional problems that may arise like diabetes or heart disease.
3. Hormone Replacement Therapy
HRT can help you build lean muscle, it can improve sleep quality, boost your metabolism,, and it can give you more energy and overall feeling of well-being. HRT can also reduce risk for osteoporosis, breast and other cancers, and heart disease.
At Physicians Age Management Centers/LongevityMed, we want to help you understand the benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy. It’s what we do every day and 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 and fighting back against menopause, take our hormone test or request a free consultation today.