Menopause

Managing Menopause

Every woman is unique and your body will determine the response time to the natural hormonal changes in your estrogen and progesterone.Women navigating menopause can rely on the physicians of Tennessee Women’s Care, PC to provide compassionate care as you journey through the natural transition of a woman’s life. Every woman is unique and your body will determine the response time to the natural hormonal changes in your estrogen and progesterone. Age of onset, duration and symptoms of menopause differ among women and we are here to support your through life’s changes.

Perimenopause:

The stage defined as the process of change leading up to menopause. This can start as early as 30’s or as late as your early 50’s.

Menopause:

The point in a woman’s life in which your child bearing years are at an end. For most women menopause happens around age 50, however, this varies based on the each woman’s body.

Post menopause:

The stage defined as the period 24-36 months after your last menstrual cycle. 

Discussing your symptoms and concerns with your physician will provide optimal support in determining the treatment options available to you, based on our personal desires and your medical symptoms. Treatments vary and can include hormone therapy (HRT) and biodentical hormone therapy (BHRT), known as natural hormone therapy.

Common symptoms can include:

  • Breast changes
  • Body and muscle aches
  • Changes in sexual desires
  • Difficulties concentrating
  • Emotional fluctuations
  • Headaches
  • Hot flashes and night sweats
  • Insomnia
  • Irregular menstrual cycles
  • Vaginal dryness
 

To determine your hormonal needs, the physician will use state of the art diagnostic testing which may include urine or blood test. Depending on your stage of menopause, they may also request that you complete a bone density test to determine if you have osteoporosis, which is the loss of bone density.

 
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