Though menopause is a natural part of every woman’s life, some women may find the symptoms associated with menopause unbearable. At Incredible Health, our staff is here to help you find relief and find the right solution that suits your concerns and lifestyle.
Menopause marks the end of menstruation and can be diagnosed after 12 months without menstruation. This often occurs between the ages of 40 to 50 but can occur sooner for some women.
Each woman experiences menopause differently. Some women may have severe symptoms that interfere with their day-to-day ability and other women may have infrequent and minimal symptoms. Common symptoms associated with menopause include:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Dry skin
- Hot flashes
- Memory problems
- Mood swings
- Slowed metabolism
- Thinning of hair
- Urinary incontinence
- Vaginal dryness
- Weight gain
How is menopause diagnosed?
As mentioned above, menopause is when you have not menstruated for at least 12 months. During your menopause evaluation, a physical exam is conducted, and your symptoms discussed. A blood test may be drawn to check your hormone levels as well if needed.
Though menopause is a normal phase of a woman’s life, there are ways to combat some of the more unpleasant symptoms. At Incredible Health, we offer several treatment options for menopausal symptoms including bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. This treatment uses bioidentical hormones to restore hormone levels to their normal change and are similar to your body’s own hormones ensuring optimal health.
For more information on menopause and your treatment options or to schedule an appointment, contact our office at (480) 418-3678.