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Navigating Menopause: Tips for Managing Symptoms

Posted on April 8, 2024 at 9:28 AM by Gabrielson Clinic

Menopause is a natural part of the aging process for women, typically occurring in your 40s or 50s. Menopause signals an end to fertility and your period and can include major changes to your health, as well as a variety of symptoms. In this blog, we’ll discuss how to manage these symptoms, and what options are available to you.

Common Menopause Symptoms

In the months and years leading up to menopause, called perimenopause, you may experience symptoms that include:

  • Irregular periods
  • Chills and hot flashes
  • Sleep problems
  • Mood changes
  • Weight gain

These symptoms can start during perimenopause, which is sometimes eight to ten years before menopause, and may continue after menopause.

Treating Menopause Symptoms

When discussing treatment for menopause symptoms with your doctor, it’s important to focus on the symptoms that are most affecting your life. This will help you work together to create a custom treatment plan that best fits your symptoms. Treatments for menopause include both hormone therapy and nonhormonal treatments.

Hormone therapy replaces the hormones estrogen and progesterone, which your body begins making less of during menopause. This can help balance your overall hormone levels and reduce some symptoms of menopause.

Nonhormonal treatments include lifestyle changes, such as altering your diet, exercising, and nonhormonal prescription medications.

The Gabrielson Clinic is Here for You in Each Stage of Life

If you have questions or concerns about perimenopause, menopause, or postmenopause, schedule an appointment at The Gabrielson Clinic for Women. Our team is here to provide you with options and support during this change. Contact us today to learn more!

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