Menopause affects women in many different ways, and every woman’s personal experience of menopause is different. At what can be a challenging time in your life, you need a team like The Well for Health professionals who have the expertise to provide you with the most effective treatments, plus the personal skills to make you feel respected and valued. If you live in or around Davidson, North Carolina, call The Well for Health today, or book an appointment online.
Menopause comes when you haven’t had a menstrual period for at least 12 months. It’s preceded by the perimenopause, which starts as you approach your middle years. The ovaries gradually produce less of the hormones estrogen and progesterone, resulting in reduced fertility and the eventual end of a woman’s reproductive capability.
Some women have few problems with menopause, while others are affected severely. The whole menopausal transition usually takes around four years to complete.
The menopause process can result in a range of symptoms including:
You may be affected by only a few of these symptoms or all of them, with varying degrees of severity.
The Well for Health specializes in using a whole body approach when treating patients, which means looking at your lifestyle and helping you make changes that reduce the effects of going through menopause.
Taking care of yourself has a significant impact on minimizing symptoms, and by eating a healthy diet, taking regular exercise, and eliminating bad habits like smoking, you can reduce the effect of menopausal symptoms. The Well for Health team includes nutritionists and health coaches who can help you improve your lifestyle.
Many women find activities such as yoga and meditation ease their symptoms, and acupuncture and herbal remedies may also help.
If you experience problems with a dry or uncomfortable vagina, lubricants can ease the discomfort, and you may wish to consider laser treatment with MonaLisa Touch® to restore hydration and elasticity to your vagina.
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is the primary medical treatment for menopause, and evidence shows it is effective in reducing the symptoms women experience. HRT replaces some of the estrogen and progesterone lost as a result of your body producing lower amounts, helping rebalance the hormones and thus easing your symptoms. The Well for Health uses bioidentical HRT to ensure the hormones are an exact match for the ones your body produces naturally.
To find out more about bioidentical HRT and other menopause treatments, call The Well for Health today, or book an appointment online.