Menopause Marion OBGYN

Menopause  is defined as the absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. It is the time in a woman's life when the function of the ovaries ceases. The age  that menopause starts is not based on the age of which menstration starts. There are three stages to menopause: perimenopause,menopause, and postmenopause. The symptoms which women experience vary greatly from women to women. The most common symptoms for these stages include:

  • Hot flashes
  • Mood changes
  • Fatigue
  • Stress
  • Tiredness
  • Hair loss
  • Low labido
  • Vaginal dryness and itching

 

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Hysterectomy & Menopause

Menopause can also occur in women who have had a history of hysterectomy with the removal of ovaries. This happens because there is not enough hormones being released in the body to prevent these symptoms and changes from occurring. Some women will need to have replacements of hormones which can include:

  • Compounded Estrogen
  • Estrogen patches
  • Oral medications

In Our Office

Our office has many services that can help treat patients who may be suffering from menopause and the effects that menopause may have on them such as osteoporosis.

  • Extended counseling including information and resources related to menopause lifestyle,mental health and sexuality dysfunction.
  • Symptom treatments
  • Hormone testing and hormone replacement therapy
  • Bone density testing
  • Mammography
  • Gynecological care for menopause women