Understanding Menopause

Many women believe that menopause is something that only occurs after a certain period of their lives, but menopause is not defined by age. Menopause signifies the end of a woman’s menstrual cycles and is indicated by a period of 12 months with no menstrual bleeding following the final menstrual period in a women’s life.

Menopause commonly occurs in women as young as 40, but a majority of women will experience it sometime in their early 50s.

There are a number of issues that accompany menopause. Some of the most common and frustrating issue women deal with are hot flashes, insomnia, vaginal dryness, mood swings, and fluctuating hormone levels.

Many women experience joint pain and stiffness, breast pain, urinary incontinence, weight gain, dizziness, headaches, and a loss of energy as a result of menopause.

At Progressive Care for Women, we offer treatments for dealing with the hormonal and physical issues experienced by menopause, including hormonal therapy and nutritional guidance. Contact our office today to learn more about how we can help you maintain your quality of life during menopause.

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