Menopause

Menopause

Menopause is a normal part of a woman's life, usually occurring between the ages of about 45 and 55. Women can have menopausal symptoms for many years as the body readjusts hormones. Menopause means the cessation of menstrual periods and issues such as hot flashes, mood swings and, often, a decrease in sexual health and vaginal function.

Women who are going through menopause or are post-menopausal may experience:

  • Vaginal dryness
  • Painful intercourse
  • Vaginal atrophy
  • Vaginal laxity
  • Labial laxity
  • Lowered libido (sex drive)
  • Difficulty becoming aroused
  • Difficulty reaching orgasm

The menopausal drop in estrogen and progesterone also puts women at higher risk for osteoporosis, heart disease and stroke.

This can be addressed with simple blood tests and customized treatments.

 

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