Menopause Treatment Specialist Q&A
Every woman experiences the natural part of aging called menopause, but some women have severe symptoms that affect their life. If you are suffering from such a condition, visit Assure Wellness Group. For more information, please feel free to contact us or request an appointment online. We have convenient locations to serve you in Chesapeake VA, Alexandria VA and Jacksonville NC.
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Here at Assure Wellness Group, our team of wellness specialists provide a wide variety of services for hormone imbalances, sexual health, medical weight loss, and cosmetic injectables. We happily provide treatments designed to help each one of our patients look and feel their very best. One common reason women come to our clinic is for menopause treatment. Please continue reading to learn more about how our menopause treatment specialists can care for you. We have answered some of our most common questions asked by our patients about menopause including: What happens during menopause? What are the symptoms of menopause? How long does menopause last?
Menopause is a period of time during a women’s life that begins one year after your last period. This transition typically occurs between the ages of 45 and 55. It is a completely natural part of aging that happens because of decreased female sex hormone levels. As you age, your ovaries will slowly stop releasing eggs until you no longer release any meaning that you will no longer be able to get pregnant or have periods.
Common symptoms of menopause include:
Changes in Period
The first thing you’ll begin to notice is changes in your period. Your periods may last more than a week, happen very close together, become very heavy, or be months apart. During the transition into menopause, these changes in your period are completely normal; however, you should talk to your physician about them.
Hot flashes can occur because of changes in estrogen levels. These hot flashes will typically last anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes. During a hot flash, you may also experience heavy sweating, chills, and red blotches on the chest and arms.
Mood changes such as increased irritability and depression are common symptoms of menopause. This may be caused by insomnia, hormone changes, and increased stress on the body.
Vaginal Health Changes
Because your estrogen levels decrease, you can also expect changes in your vaginal and sexual health. You may experience vaginal dryness, decreased libido, and pain during intercourse.
Additionally, your body will also begin to change which is completely natural. You may notice easier weight gain, a loss of muscle mass, memory problems, thin skin, and stiff joints. These changes are common during menopause and the aging process.
Bladder control problems can occur in women during menopause. Urinary incontinence can occur when you exercise, laugh, sneeze, or engage in sexual intercourse.
Sleep Issues and Insomnia
Some women find it difficult to sleep through the night because of night sweats and hot flashes. We recommend following a regular sleep schedule to help avoid developing chronic insomnia.
If you’d like to reduce these symptoms associated with menopause, our specialists can recommend menopause treatments. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, coolsculpting, cosmetic fillers, and o-shots can all be used to treat certain symptoms.
Menopause can last anywhere from 7 to 14 years depending on your lifestyle, age, and ethnicity. Postmenopause is the period of time after you’ve gone through menopause that lasts for the rest of your life. During post-menopause, your symptoms of menopause will significantly decrease or in some cases, completely disappear.
For further information about Assure Wellness Group and our menopause treatment specialists, Menopause symptoms can be uncomfortable and make everyday life more difficult. With the right treatments, your menopause symptoms can be significantly reduced and your quality of life improved. If you have any additional questions about our wellness clinic, our team of specialists are here for you. Assure Wellness Group looks forward to hearing from you soon! For more information, please contact us or request an appointment online. We serve patients from Chesapeake VA, Portsmouth VA, Norfolk VA, Bethesda MD, Chillum MD, Alexandria VA, Springfield VA, Hybla Valley VA, Jacksonville NC, Half Moon NC, Piney Green NC, Forestbrook SC, Socastee SC and surrounding areas.