Meeting Your Menopause Needs
Supporting a Smooth Transition
Menopause is a part of the aging process and a natural part of women’s health. Menopause marks the end of a woman’s fertility occurring 12 months after her last menstruation cycle. This typically begins between the ages of 45 and 50 years old, but many women may experience perimenopausal symptoms for months or years before menopause.
Perimenopausal symptoms may include irregular or skipped periods, weight gain, mood swings, trouble sleeping, thinning hair, hot flashes and night sweats. Women are still able to conceive during perimenopause, so irregular periods if sexually active should always be checked out.
Along with the natural aging process, other causes of menopause or early menopause can include a total hysterectomy and radiation and/or chemotherapy therapies.
Women are at higher risk for some medical conditions after menopause, including urinary incontinence, osteoporosis, weight gain from slowed metabolism, and cardiovascular disease.
For women for have had induced menopause from health conditions or for those looking for relief from menopause symptoms, The Gabrielson Clinic for Women offers hormone replacement solutions. This therapy can help replace hormones that have dropped because of menopause, offering a more comfortable and effective solution to bothersome symptoms.