Menopause is a normal part of aging in women, but symptoms of menopause can be debilitating. The expert team of gynecologists at Capital Women’s Care, located in Laurel and Silver Spring, MD, provides comprehensive care during menopause to reduce unpleasant symptoms and restore quality of life. When you’re ready to receive the premium gynecological help you deserve, call Capital Women’s Care to book an appointment or schedule one online.
Perimenopause is a period in a woman’s life when she transitions into menopause, which usually happens over the course of several years. You’ve hit menopause when your period stops permanently. Normally, you’ll know you’ve hit menopause when you haven’t had a period in 12 months.
Women normally reach menopause when they are over age 45. In the United States, the average age women reach menopause is 52.
During and after menopause, you may experience symptoms from fluctuating hormone levels, such as:
Vaginal dryness can make sexual intercourse painful, and hot flashes may be embarrassing or hinder your quality of life. Due to the hormonal changes brought about by going through menopause, you’re also at a greater risk of developing osteoporosis, which can lead to getting weak and brittle bones.
While you can’t delay menopause, the expert gynecologists at Capital Women’s Care can reduce menopausal symptoms to restore your quality of life and lower your risk for developing a disease. The following treatment options may help ease symptoms:
Your provider at Capital Women’s Care may also talk with you about additional menopausal treatments to improve your sleep, reduce urinary incontinence, and put an end to thinning hair.
If you’re ready to reduce your menopausal symptoms and enjoy life again, call Capital Women’s Care or book an appointment online.