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Menopause and perimenopause cause hormonal changes that lead to disruptive symptoms, such as hot flashes, weight gain, and irritability. The team of expert gynecologists at Contemporary Women’s Care in Winter Park and Lake Nona, Florida, provide expert menopause management services to help you protect and improve your health and wellness as you age. Call Contemporary Women’s Care or make an appointment online today.
Menopause is the change of life that occurs when your body stops releasing eggs each month and your periods stop. Menopause signals the end of your reproductive years, and for many women, the beginning of freedom.
Perimenopause is the name for the years leading up to menopause when your estrogen and progesterone production slows, and you start to experience menopausal symptoms like irregular periods. You have officially reached menopause when you haven’t had a period for 12 consecutive months.
Every woman is different, and menopause can occur as early as your 30s or as late as your 60s. However, most women reach menopause between the ages of 48-55. There isn’t a correlation between your age when you had your first period and when you reach menopause. It’s also not influenced by your race, height, number of children, or oral contraceptive use.
The hormonal changes of menopause cause a variety of symptoms. Every woman has a unique experience, and you may have some or none of the following symptoms to varying degrees.
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms and feel that your health and wellness are suffering, make an appointment at Contemporary Women’s Care.
The compassionate and experienced physicians at Contemporary Women’s Care provide customized menopause management treatments and therapies to help reduce your symptoms and improve your well-being.
You begin with a consultation and exam, which includes blood tests to assess your hormone levels and check for other conditions that could cause similar symptoms.
Your doctor may suggest some lifestyle modifications to enhance your health, so you’re better able to cope with the physical changes of menopause. For example, you may benefit from adding 30 minutes of exercise to your day. Exercise can help you manage your weight and mood, and it reduces your risk of osteoporosis.
Your doctor may also recommend hormone therapy to restore your hormonal balance. Hormone therapy is a highly customized treatment to replace your declining hormones, which helps reduce your menopause symptoms.
If menopause is disrupting your life, call Contemporary Women’s Care or schedule a consultation online.