Menopause - Vitality Hormone Clinic

What is menopause?

Menopause is a natural transition in a woman's life when her periods stop permanently and she is no longer able to become pregnant. The years leading up to menopause are called perimenopause, when periods may become irregular but haven't stopped completely.

On average, menopause happens between the ages of 45 and 55. But it can occur earlier or later too. The diagnosis is made after you have gone 12 months in a row without a period. Common symptoms leading up to and during menopause include:

These symptoms can disrupt day-to-day activities but tend to lessen in severity over time. There are many safe and effective treatment options available today to help manage symptoms.

"The knowledgeable doctors at Vitality Hormone Clinic( specialize in perimenopause and menopause care. They offer customized hormone therapy, lifestyle advice, nutritional counseling, and supplements to help women transition through this time comfortably."

During menopause, estrogen and progesterone production from the ovaries declines because the ovaries stop releasing eggs. This causes changes throughout the body like hot flashes and vaginal dryness.

Hormone therapy replaces hormones that your body is lacking to relieve unpleasant symptoms. Estrogen and progestogen therapy have benefits like:

Lifestyle changes also play an important role in managing menopausal symptoms:

The onset of menopause can be an emotional transition. Know that the symptoms are temporary and there are many safe, effective treatments available to get you through this next phase comfortably into your 40s, 50s and beyond! Reach out to your healthcare provider or menopause specialist if you have any questions or concerns.

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