Understanding the symptoms of menopause

istock 973154158 While menopause is a natural transition in a woman’s life, the symptoms that arise can be unpleasant. Many women who are going through menopause will find that their symptoms impact their daily lives and their ability to function properly each day at work and social situations. Dr. Craig Ranch of McKinney, TX is here to demystify the symptoms of menopause and help women get through this transition with fewer symptoms and an improved quality of life!

What are the more common symptoms of menopause?

Menopause itself is a natural process during which a women is no longer in her reproductive years. However, this doesn’t mean that you have to deal with the symptoms of the change. Many women find that symptoms can be managed properly with medications or hormone replacement therapy. Some of the symptoms women will notice during this transition include:

  • Increased mood changes
  • Hair loss on the scalp
  • Hair growth on the face and body
  • Irregular or skipped periods
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Hot flashes and night sweats
  • Inability to sleep soundly/insomnia
  • Vaginal dryness and decreased sexual desire
  • Sore, tender breasts
  • Difficulty with memory and concentration
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Increase anxiety and depression
  • Low energy levels

Some women experience mild symptoms, while others have a combination of severe symptoms that can significantly impact their daily activities. Regardless of what you experience, it is important that you consult with a professional to learn about ways to manage the symptoms and improve your quality of life.

What treatments are available for menopause?

Certain issues such as sleep disruptions may be improved with prescription sleeping medications, while others, such as moodiness and hot flashes may be better addressed with hormone replacement therapy. Hormone replacement therapy helps in balancing the hormones to reduce the symptoms of menopause.

Consider Craig Ranch OBGYN for your medical needs

If you reside in the community of McKinney, TX and want to speak to our professionals about the stages of menopause and what to expect during this transition, we welcome you to call our office today at (214) 544-6600. During a consultation appointment, women can ask about menopause and other reproductive concerns with an experienced provider at 7900 Henneman Way, Suite #100.

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