Posted by Signature Medical Group on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 in Obstetrics/Gynecology
For a woman, the thought of going through menopause can be a bit discomforting. But it needn't be.
At Signature Medical Group, our OB-GYNs are here to care for you in this important phase of your life. We'll deal with your conditions compassionately and offer the best treatment.
Menopause is diagnosed after you've gone 12 months without a menstrual period. This natural biological process can happen in your 40s or 50s, but the Mayo Clinic says the average age for a woman going through menopause in the United States is 51.
In the months or years leading up to menopause (perimenopause), you might experience these signs and symptoms, according to Mayo Clinic:
- Irregular periods
- Vaginal dryness
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Sleep problems
- Mood changes
- Weight gain and slowed metabolism
- Thinning hair and dry skin
- Loss of breast fullness
Symptoms will vary for every woman. That's why it's important to keep your regular visits to a Signature OB-GYN to get the proper treatment.
There are many treatments from lifestyle adjustments to hormone therapy. Let your Signature OB-GYN be your guide. Make an appointment today.