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Baton Rouge, LA 70809
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Denham Springs, LA 70726
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Metairie, LA 70002
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Menopause & Female Aging
Menopause is an inevitable part of the aging process for virtually all women, who often experience symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness. Dramatic hormonal changes occur during this transition, which is divided into 3 stages that can last several years—perimenopause, menopause, and postmenopause. Rejuvime Medical offers menopause treatment for women from New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and throughout Louisiana.
What Age Does Menopause Happen?
Menopause that occurs naturally (not caused by surgery or another medical condition) typically happens when a woman is in her early 50s and is defined as not having a period for 12 months. Perimenopause, however, is a transition phase that can begin in your early 40s and last for several years. This phase is marked by an increasing length of time between menstrual cycles and the onset of menopausal symptoms as hormone levels begin declining.
Postmenopause is the time after a woman hasn’t had a period for a year. For many women, menopause symptoms begin to ease at this time. If a woman continues to experience hot flashes, night sweats, and other symptoms, treatments such as hormone replacement therapy can help.
What Are Symptoms of Menopause?
From the start of perimenopause through postmenopause, women may experience a range of physical symptoms that can vary in severity and duration. Hot flashes—fleeting, intense sensations of heat—are the most common symptom and may be accompanied by a flushed face, sweating, and chills long after experiencing a hot flash.
Signs you may be entering perimenopause can include:
- Breast tenderness
- Worsening of premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
- Irregular periods or skipping periods
- Periods that are heavier or lighter than usual
As you transition into menopause, hot flashes, chills, and night sweats often begin. Other symptoms women experience at this stage include:
- Vaginal dryness; discomfort during sex
- A pressing need to urinate more frequently
- Emotional changes (mood swings, irritability, mild depression)
- Dry skin, dry eyes, or dry mouth
If you’re wondering how long these symptoms last, it varies quite a bit and depends on how long it takes for your body to rebalance hormone levels. Studies have shown that these symptoms last an average of about 5 years after a woman has her last period. Treatments such as hormone replacement therapy can help alleviate the symptoms and help women actually enjoy this new phase in their lives.
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Treatments for Menopause
As a result of a lower level of estrogen, postmenopausal women are at increased risk for a number of health conditions, such as osteoporosis and heart disease. Medication, such as hormone therapy, and healthy lifestyle changes may reduce the risk of some of these conditions. Not everyone needs menopause treatment, but it can provide relief from symptoms that disrupt your quality of life.
A Customized Treatment Plan
Rejuvime Medical’s nurse and lifestyle therapists, supported by a physician, create a treatment plan customized to your needs as part of a 3-step process that begins with providing an overview of our services. Women who come to Rejuvime Medical for hormone replacement therapy to treat menopausal symptoms seek to regain control of their lives, and we work with them to develop and monitor a safe and effective plan.Back to Top