Changes to the female body around menopause are normal, but the range of physical and emotional changes some women experience can be confusing to navigate. If you are seeking to better understand what to expect and the treatment options available to you, make a Menopause Advice consult for more information.
Menopause is a transition marked by the end of a woman's reproductive years, typically occurring between the ages of 45 and 55. It brings about a decrease in estrogen and progesterone hormones, which may cause a range of symptoms and raise new health issues to consider with your doctor. Menopausal symptoms can vary from person to person and may include hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, vaginal dryness, and changes in bone density.
EDUCATION & EMPOWERMENT
Optimising your well-being during menopause - and the years before (perimenopause) and after (postmenopause) menopause - starts with education. Your GP can provide you with essential information on:
Menopausal Symptoms: Learn about the common symptoms associated with menopause and how to manage them effectively.
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT): Understand the benefits and risks of HRT - a treatment option that may help alleviate some menopausal symptoms.
Bone Health: Discover the importance of maintaining strong bones during and after menopause, and explore strategies to prevent osteoporosis.
Heart Health: Explore how menopause can affect heart health and strategies for maintaining a healthy cardiovascular system.
Emotional Well-being: Address the emotional aspects of menopause, including mood swings and stress management.
Our team is here to provide you with the support and information you need to navigate this phase of life with confidence. Make a Menopause Advice consult for more information.