Menopause is a natural process in which a woman’s ovaries cease to produce eggs, and her body produces less estrogen and progesterone. This period of life can be bothersome and frustrating to many women. At Craig Ranch OB/GYN, we work routinely with women to help them understand this “change of life” and what can be done to ensure they are feeling their best throughout the process.
When Can Menopause Start?
Menopause will usually occur in women between the ages of 45 and 55, although it can happen earlier or later in life.
What Are the Symptoms of Menopause?
During menopause, women may experience a variety of physical and emotional symptoms due to hormonal changes. Common symptoms include hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, sleep disturbances, vaginal dryness, decreased libido, memory issues, and fatigue. In addition to these physical changes caused by menopause, many women also experience psychological changes that can have a significant impact on overall quality of life. These can include anxiety or depression as well as an increased risk of developing certain health problems such as heart disease.
What Can I Do About the Bothersome Symptoms of Menopause?
If you are experiencing bothersome symptoms of menopause, there are lifestyle and medical options available to help. Making changes to your diet and exercise routine can help alleviate some of the physical symptoms associated with menopause, including hot flashes and night sweats. Additionally, talking to a healthcare provider, such as one of our team members in McKinney, TX, about hormone replacement therapy or other medications can also provide relief from many of the common symptoms of menopause. It is essential to speak with your doctor at Craig Ranch OB/GYN before beginning any new treatment. He or she can advise you on the most suitable option for your individual needs and can help in determining if they are effective for you and your unique concerns.
How Do I Learn More About the Change of Life?
Menopause can be a frustrating time for many women. If you live in the McKinney, TX area and want answers to your questions about this or other reproductive health concerns, call 214-544-6600 to request a consultation visit with one of our experienced providers at our practice. We are open to new and returning patients and provide a wide range of reproductive health services.