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 and menopause affects every woman differently.
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.
- Irregular periods
- Hot flashes
- Sleep difficulties
- Vaginal and urinary problems
- Mood swings
- Changing feelings about sex
- Concentration problems or memory loss
- Weight gain, especially around your abdomen
Hormone replacement therapy is medication you can take to replace the estrogen that your body stops making during menopause. Hormone therapy is most often used to treat common menopausal symptoms, including hot flashes and vaginal and urinary problems. For more information, call 920-262-4825.