Menopause

Understanding menopause

Menopause is defined as the point in time when you have not had a menstrual period for one year. Your ovaries cease producing estrogen and progesterone, and you are no longer able to have a child. While the average age a woman experiences menopause is 51, it can begin for you years earlier or later.
Every woman is unique

Menopause affects every woman differently. You may have no symptoms, or you may experience a variety of mild or more extreme changes, including:

• Irregular periods
• Hot flashes
• Sleep difficulties
• Vaginal and urinary problems
• Mood swings
• Changing feelings about sex
• Osteoporosis 
• Concentration problems or memory loss
• Weight gain, especially around your abdomen

We can help you navigate the transition

Menopause is a natural biological process, not a medical illness. But that doesn’t mean you have to navigate its course on your own. The caring professionals at the Center for Women’s Health can help you understand what you are going through, and discuss a variety of treatment options to alleviate your symptoms — from lifestyle adjustments to hormone therapy. 

To learn more or schedule an appointment, please call 920-262-4825.