Menopause is a natural change in the biological process in a woman’s body marked by a decline in reproductive hormone production. Menopause is a natural process that occurs in women, typically over 40 and averaging at 51 in the United States. Management and treatment of menopausal symptoms vary from woman to woman.
Menopausal symptoms in women are usually mild and typically do not significantly impact everyday life. However, in some women, menopausal symptoms may be more life-altering and may cause insomnia and have adverse psychological effects.
Menopausal symptoms can lead to difficulties for women both emotionally and physically. The medical team at Trust Women’s Healthcare Brooklyn has years of experience understanding and diagnosing the underlying cause of menopausal symptoms. We can devise a plan based on your unique needs at the first signs of menopause.
At Trust Women’s Healthcare, we will tailor a plan to address your menopause symptoms, which may include medications or MHT/HT (Menopausal Hormone Therapy or Hormone Therapy, respectively) to manage symptoms.
Managing Menopause Symptoms
Menopause impacts every woman differently. Some women can manage menopause symptoms without any medical intervention such as medication or MHT/HT. However, this is not always the case, as menopausal symptoms can disrupt some women’s quality of life and require medical intervention to restore the balance.
Some of these menopausal symptoms include:
- Pain during intercourse
- Hair loss
- Insomnia or lack of sleep
- Lethargy, hot flashes, or sweating
- Irregular or absence of menstruation
- Psychological factors including anxiety, irritability
- Low libido or lack of sex drive
As every woman is unique, these symptoms vary from individual to individual, and there is a range of treatment or management options that can include:
- Menopausal Hormone Therapy or HRT.
- Medications for the management of vaginal dryness and infections.
- Non-hormonal prescription medications.
Diets and self-care play a crucial role in helping you manage menopause symptoms. A prolonged intake of caffeine, tobacco, alcohol, and spicy food can make the symptoms worse. Ideal diets that can help you keep the menopausal concerns at bay may include whole grains, legumes, soy products, and food items rich in phytoestrogens. Sleeping and relaxing a sufficient amount can also help you to minimize menopausal symptoms.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best hormone replacement therapy to address menopausal symptoms?
There are a number of factors to consider before starting hormone replacement therapy. In order to determine the best medical management, we recommend a thorough evaluation.
What are the most severe symptoms of menopause?
Severe symptoms vary from woman to woman. However, the most common symptoms are hot flashes and vaginal dryness.
What are the effects of menopause on the human body?
Menopause can take a toll on the body. It affects many systems of the body including the cardiovascular system
Why Trust Women’s Healthcare
Finding the right women’s health medical care in Brooklyn who has experience managing the symptoms that come with menopause may prove challenging. At Trust Women’s Healthcare, we have your back from symptom to diagnosis to management and beyond.
In addition to the highest level of care and commitment, we pride ourselves on working towards our vision, which features your future, providing a future with optimum well-being and happiness.