Medical Service Name – Menopause
Menopause, sometimes known as “the transition of life,” occurs when a woman’s monthly periods end. It’s generally detected after a year without a menstrual bleeding. It’s a natural component of aging and signifies the end of your reproductive years. The onset of menopause generally happens between the ages of 40 and 50. According to studies, the average age of menopause is 51. However, women who have their ovaries surgically removed go through “sudden” surgical menopause.
When menopause approaches, the ovaries produce less estrogen. When this reduction happens, your menstrual cycle (period) begins to shift. It may grow erratic before coming to a halt. Physical changes might occur when a woman’s body adjusts to altered hormone levels. Each stage of menopause (perimenopause, menopause, and postmenopause) has its own set of symptoms that your body adjusts to.
Most prevalent risk factors include:
Stages Of Menopause
Natural menopause is a gradual process that is divided into three stages for women:
Signs and Symptoms of Menopause
Women may notice all or some of the below-mentioned signs when approaching menopause:
Women who are still going through the menopausal transition (perimenopause) may have the following symptoms:
These symptoms might indicate that the ovaries are generating less estrogen or that hormone levels are fluctuating more. Not every woman experience all of these signs and symptoms. Women who have new symptoms such as racing heart, urine abnormalities, migraines, or other unique medical concerns should consult our expert health professionals to ensure that these symptoms are not caused by anything else.
Most women can detect when they’ve started the menopausal transition by the signs and symptoms of menopause. Consult our doctors if you’re concerned about irregular periods or hot flushes. In some circumstances, further testing may be recommended.
Menopause is usually diagnosed without the need for tests. However, our doctors may advise blood tests to assess your levels of the following hormones:
Treatment Options at 7DMC
Menopause does not necessitate medical intervention. Treatments instead focus on alleviating your indications and symptoms and avoiding or controlling chronic diseases that may develop as you age. Treatment options include:
Vaginal estrogen, nonhormonal vaginal moisturizers, and the novel oral-systemic estrogen agonist-antagonist ospemifene are all treatment possibilities (Osphena).
Signs that you may need hormone replacement medication are:
Soy, abundant in phytoestrogens, or plant estrogens, is the most commonly mentioned natural cure. Red clover and flaxseed are two other sources, both of which are accessible as supplements.