Posts for tag: Menopause
How your doctors in Denver, Colorado can help
If you are going through menopause, chances are you are noticing some dramatic changes. These changes can often be challenging and difficult to deal with. Fortunately, your OB/GYN specialists at Partners in Women's Health in Denver, Colorado can help you get relief from the signs and symptoms of menopause.
Women typically start feeling the effects of menopause between the ages of 40 to 60. Menopause can also be induced medically from a hysterectomy. Some of the early signs and symptoms you may notice include:
- Loss of breast fullness
- Dry skin and thinning hair
- Night sweats and hot flashes
- Mood swings and sleep problems
- Vaginal dryness and loss of libido
- Weight gain from a slowing metabolism
You may be able to get some relief from your symptoms by practicing a few home remedies like these:
- Limit your intake of caffeine, alcohol and spicy foods
- Drink lots of water to stay hydrated
- Practice meditation or yoga to keep you relaxed
- Exercise regularly and maintain a healthy weight
- Use moisturizing cream or lotion to relieve dryness
Your OB/GYN specialists at Partners in Women's Health can offer several effective treatment options to help manage menopause. They may recommend:
- Hormone therapy to reduce hot flashes
- Nutritional supplements to support your health
- Estrogen topical cream to reduce vaginal dryness
- Antidepressant medications to manage mood swings
- Lifestyle modifications including quitting smoking
- Diet recommendations to keep your body healthy and strong
- Medications to prevent osteoporosis and support your bones
For more detailed information about menopause causes, symptoms and treatment, please visit the Menopause page on the website at http://www.piwhdenver.com/menopause.html
If you are going through menopause, you don’t have to suffer from annoying, unpleasant symptoms. Get some help by calling the OB/GYN specialists at Partners in Women's Health in Denver, Colorado. Find out more about managing menopause by calling today!
Are you going through menopause? Find out what you can do to reduce symptoms and keep yourself healthy.
Menopause is something that will happen to every woman. Of course, when she starts experiencing symptoms, the range and severity of symptoms, and how long menopause lasts is different for every woman. Here at Partners in Women’s Health, our Denver, CO OBGYNs understand that you may have a lot of questions about menopause. We are here to provide a little insight into what’s going on with your changing body.
What is menopause?
While most people have heard of menopause and think they know what it is, not many people can actually explain what happens during menopause. Simply put, menopause is when a woman no longer gets her period, which indicates that she is no longer of reproductive age. This usually occurs around a woman’s 40s; however, it can occur earlier in some women. If you haven’t had a period for over a year this is considered menopause.
How do you handle menopause symptoms?
There are certain changes that can occur that may be tipping you off to the fact that you are heading into menopause. Most people will experience hot flashes, which can leave you feeling flushed and even sweaty. Some women experience very mild hot flashes while other women will experience some pretty severe symptoms.
Along with hot flashes, it’s not abnormal to deal with mood changes, depression, fatigue, headaches, joint pain, changes in your sex drive or even insomnia. We know that some of these problems can be disconcerting, so it’s important that you have a Denver gynecologist on your side who can help you manage your symptoms.
Since a woman going through menopause doesn’t produce estrogen or progesterone anymore it’s important to replace these hormones to reduce hot flashes and other symptoms. Estrogen therapy can be a great way to tackle your symptoms and also prevent certain long-term issue like bone loss (osteoporosis).
Along with hormone replacement therapy, there are other types of medications to address the specific symptoms you are experiencing. For example, if you find yourself fighting depression and hot flashes, an antidepressant will be able to address both the mood changes and your hot flashes.
If you are dealing with vaginal dryness, an estrogen cream can be prescribed by one of our specialists to help reduce symptoms and to improve your sexual health. Along with medications, there are a variety of everyday measures you can take to reduce symptoms. From diet and exercise to practicing good sleep habits, we can provide the tips and advice you need to make menopause easier on you.
We know you probably have a question about menopause and the symptoms you are experiencing. Know that you aren’t alone. The specialists at Partners in Women's Health in Denver, CO are here to help. Call us today!
Just like puberty, every woman will eventually go through menopause. However, many women going through this important change in their lives are not well-informed about how to manage its symptoms. Luckily, your doctor can help you prepare for and understand the symptoms of menopause. Learn more with your OBGYN at Partners in Women’s Health in Denver, CO.
What is menopause?
Menopause occurs as a woman ages and includes the symptoms and changes which come before and after she ceases to menstruate. This process marks the end of a woman’s reproductive period in her life. Menopause causes a large shift in hormones due to the ovaries, which produce the hormones estrogen and progesterone, ceasing to ovulate. Menopause normally occurs around the age of 40. If menopause occurs before the age of 40, it is considered early or premature menopause.
Managing the Symptoms of Menopause
Menopause produces several tell-tale symptoms, including mood swings, fatigue, irritability, headaches, vaginal dryness, incontinence, depression and insomnia. Additionally, menopause causes the body to stop ovulating, resulting in irregular, missed and, eventually, the lack of a period. Managing these symptoms may be as simple as making certain lifestyle changes like getting more exercise to help with insomnia or avoiding things which trigger hot flashes. Some women benefit from hormone replacement therapy to help combat the symptoms of menopause. Your doctor can help you determine the best course of action to handle your menopause symptoms.
Menopause in Denver, CO
Understanding the symptoms of menopause can help you identify when it begins occurring. Since your symptoms may begin several years before menopause itself and build gradually over time, you may not notice them at first. However, your doctor can use a physical examination and certain testing procedures to determine if your body has begun the menopause process. If so, your doctor can help you determine the best way to manage your symptoms moving forward.
For more information on menopause or its symptoms, please contact your doctor at Partners in Women’s Health in Denver, CO. Call (303) 399-3315 to schedule your appointment with your OBGYN today!