For women, menopause is a natural process that usually happens around the age of 50. However, sometimes menopause can start earlier than expected. There are many different ways to manage menopausal symptoms. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms we list below, be sure to see your doctor here at The Woman’s Clinic so that you learn more about what to expect or find the treatment option that is right for you.
Common Menopausal Symptoms
The most common symptom of menopause is hot flashes. Hot flashes are sudden feelings of warmth, often accompanied by redness in the face and neck. They can last anywhere from a few seconds to several minutes or even hours. Many women also report feeling anxious, irritable, or depressed during menopause. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to see your doctor to discuss treatment options. There are a number of other symptoms that may be less obvious. A few examples are:
- Irregular periods are another common symptom of menopause. Periods may become lighter, heavier, or more erratic as menopause approaches. Some women may even experience skipped periods.
- Menopause can also cause vaginal dryness and itching due to the decrease in estrogen levels. This can make sex painful and uncomfortable. If you are experiencing these symptoms, there are treatments available that can help.
- Chills, night sweats , and fatigue are other common menopausal symptoms. These can often disrupt sleep, which can lead to daytime fatigue.
- Mood changes, weight gain, and memory problems are also common during menopause.
The Women’s Clinic is here to help
There is no one-size-fits-all solution to managing menopause, and, at The Women’s Clinic, we understand how symptoms like this can affect your day-to-day life. But we are committed to finding the treatment that’s best for you.
If you are experiencing any of the early menopause symptoms discussed in this blog post, make your appointment today at www.twc-ms.com.