Meeting Your Menopause Needs
Posted on June 21, 2022 at 10:00 AM by Gabrielson Clinic
Menopause is a natural and inevitable part of the aging process and can bring major changes to women’s health. Menopause marks the end of a woman’s fertility and ensuring that new health needs are met is important.
When Does Menopause Start?
The average age of menopause is around 45 to 50 years old, but many women may experience perimenopausal symptoms for months or years before menopause. Some women younger than the typical menopause age can experience premature menopause/early menopause due to a variety of different medical conditions.
Signs and symptoms of menopause can vary greatly from woman to woman. Common signs of menopause include:
Irregular periods and/or skipped periods
Hot flashes or cold sweats
After menopause, women are at higher risk for certain medical conditions such as urinary incontinence, osteoporosis, and cardiovascular disease. As a result, it’s vital to seek preventive healthcare from an experienced women's clinic. In addition to routine gynecology visits and women's health services, menopause can require additional care.
Treating the Symptoms of Menopause
Decreased Bone Density
Bone density can change after menopause and cause bones to become more fragile and susceptible to breaking. Osteoporosis affects 1 in 3 women over the age of 50 worldwide. For women over 45 years of age, osteoporosis accounts for more days spent in the hospital than many other diseases. A bone density screening can help identify osteoporosis before you break a bone.
Weight gain due to a slowed metabolism is a common concern for women going through menopause. If diet modifications and exercise are not producing results, many women choose to try CoolSculpting. CoolSculpting is a safe, non-invasive, and clinically proven treatment that freezes stubborn fat from problem areas on your body.
Urinary incontinence is a very common condition in older women, especially if they’ve given birth. Depending on the severity of your condition, you may experience minor leaks every once in a while to frequent and heavy leaks daily. With a simple and effective one-time outpatient treatment, you can get back to your life without fear of leaking.
Hair Loss and Skin Changes
Hair loss and changes to your skin can also be associated with menopause. From patient education to dermatology treatments to skincare products, there are a variety of ways to treat these symptoms.
Hormone Replacement Therapy
A comprehensive treatment for menopause symptoms that also improves overall health is hormone replacement therapy. Hormone replacement therapy primarily focuses on replacing the estrogen that your body no longer makes after menopause. This type of treatment offers a more comfortable, effective, and long-term solution to bothersome symptoms.
Happier and Healthier Aging
From routine healthcare to specialized treatments for symptom relief, trust Gabrielson Clinic for Women. We believe in empowering our patients through education and providing compassionate, specialized care with a supportive team. We strive to be the leaders in OB-GYN clinic care services for women of all ages.