Menopause Management and Hormone Replacement
Menopause is the phase of life when a woman’s menstrual periods stop. The years leading the point where menstruation ends is called perimenopause. Menstruation may start and stop for a periods of time, so only after a full year without periods is a woman said to be in full menopause.
For most women, menopause usually takes place around the age of 50, but no two women are the same. Some women experience menopause in their early 40’s while others experience it in their late 50’s.
During the years leading to menopause, women may notice certain changes in their bodies and moods. Symptoms of menopause can include:
- Irregular periods that may be lighter or heavier, come less often or more often, or periods that may last longer or shorter than normal.
- Hot flashes that cause the face and neck to feel flush, heat rushing all over the body, and heaving sweating and cold sweats post-hot flash.
- Difficulty sleeping
- Night sweats
- Vaginal and urinary issues
- Drier vaginal tissue
- Vaginal infections
- An increase in urinary tract infections
- Mood swings
- Feeling stiff or achy
- Losing muscle and gaining fat
Our Arrowhead Women’s Center team of experts is here for women during each stage of life. We understand that there are many changes that accompany menopause, and can offer treatment options and advice to make the transition as seamless as possible.
Treatment Options at Arrowhead Women’s Center
While there can be some uncomfortable side effects that accompany menopause, our Arrowhead Women’s Center team can provide you with the information that you need to manage menopause. From hot flashes to mood swings to problems sleeping, we can offer the guidance and care that you may need to feel at ease.
In addition we offer hormone replacement at our Glendale, Arizona clinic. Hormone replacement therapy replaces the hormones that a woman’s ovaries stop producing during menopause. This therapy can help to reduce the symptoms of hot flashes and vaginal dryness. Estrogen or estrogen with progestin is administered with a pill or skin patch.
During a consultation with Arrowhead Women’s Center, our physicians will discuss your personal symptoms of menopause and evaluate the methods that might best suit you in managing menopause. We can help you to feel comfortable with menopause—learn how today.
Learn More about Menopause Management and HRT
If you would like to find out more information about menopause management and hormone replacement therapy, then please contact our greater Phoenix area clinic to learn more. We will gladly answer any questions that you have about your own symptoms, and schedule you for a consultation at our clinic.
Menopause does not have to be a time of apprehension—let us help you navigate your symptoms and help you manage your menopause. Contact Arrowhead Women’s Center today to learn more about menopause management.