Perimenopause and menopause are two changes that can occur later in life for women that can become bothersome due to the many emotional and physical changes that occur. When working with the doctors at Huey and Weprin OB/GYN, many women are able to manage their symptoms and better understand the process of change that happens during this time. We can educate you on the difference between perimenopause and menopause and solutions to assist you in feeling your best during this transition.
When Am I Truly in the Stage of Menopause After Perimenopause?
Menopause is officially diagnosed after a woman has gone 12 full consecutive months without experiencing a period. This marks the end of perimenopause and the beginning of menopause. During this time, most women experience physical and emotional changes due to the decrease in hormone levels, such as hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness. We encourage you to speak to your doctor at Huey and Weprin OB/GYN to speak with a doctor if you are experiencing any concerning symptoms during or after menopause.
What Are Some Ways of Reducing the Issues Related With Menopause?
Treatment options are available that can help manage your symptoms and keep you healthy. Our doctors may recommend some of the following ways to address these changes and ensure a better quality of life:
- Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to supplement declining hormones
- Dietary changes for a healthier lifestyle
- Exercise and stress management techniques such as meditation or yoga
- Over-the-counter treatments such as lubricants and moisturizers for more pleasurable intercourse
How Do I Find Out More About Managing the Changes Associated With Menopause?
You will want to speak with your doctor about what treatment options are best for you to manage any menopause symptoms that you may be experiencing. Our doctors at Huey and Weprin OB/GYN look forward to helping women in the areas of Kettering and Englewood, OH, find relief from the many physical and emotional changes of menopause. Call 937-771-5100 to request an appointment at one of our two office locations to learn more about this change of life and how to manage it successfully.