Menopause is a natural decline in reproductive hormones when a woman reaches her 40’s or 50’s.
Menopause is the natural, reproductive decline that takes place during a woman’s 40’s or 50’s. Menstruation is no longer regular, and the ovaries produce shallow levels of estrogen and progesterone. Low levels can increase health problems. Menopause can also take place in women who have had a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus), or who have undergone chemotherapy/radiation therapy, and primary ovarian insufficiency.
Though this may seem like a “break” from the usual route, complications may include heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, urinary incontinence, oral issues, sexual function, weight gain, and lead poisoning.
Since this is a natural occurrence, treatments primarily revolve around relieving symptoms, as well as preventing or regulating chronic conditions that may occur due to aging. Estrogen therapy (hormone therapy), vaginal estrogen, low-dose antidepressants, or an osteoporosis preventative are available to patients as well.
Why come to ELH for your menopause?
Hormone Replacement Therapy
Treatment that consists of estrogen and progesterone for women who still have their uterus. Those who have had a hysterectomy will receive a prescription for estrogen.
A small amount of X-ray is used to capture images of your bones then calculates their density to determine their strength. Helps to diagnose or prevent osteoporosis.
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The staff was very friendly and accommodating. Customer service was well above and beyond normal expectations, especially exceptional.
Kim M. | Eagles Landing Endocrinology Patient
What are the symptoms of Menopause?
- Less frequent mentstration
- Heavier or lighter periods than you normally experience
- Vasomotor symptoms (hot flashes, night sweats and flushing)
- Vaginal dryness
- Weight gain
- Difficulty concentration
- Memory problems
- Reduced libido (or sex drive)
- Dry skin, mouth, and eyes
- Increased urination
- Sore or tender breasts
- Racing heart
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
- Reduced muscle mass
- Painful or stiff joints
- Reduced bone mass
- Less full breasts
- Hair thinning or loss
- Increased hair growth on other areas of the body (face, neck, chest, and upper back)