Menopause 101: Symptoms & Care

Menopause is a time of transition for every woman’s life. However, these changes can be hard to deal with if you aren’t prepared. In this blog, we’ll talk about the symptoms of menopause and how you can optimize your experience. 

What is Menopause?

Menopause occurs when a woman reaches her 40s or 50s. It starts when they go 12 months without your last period, and it is an entirely natural process. During this time, hormones become unbalanced, resulting in many symptoms that can affect daily life. After menopause, a woman cannot become pregnant. We recommend visiting and talking with our gynecology experts to help you through this process.

Symptoms of Menopause

The hormonal changes that come with menopause affect your physical, mental, and emotional health. The severity can range from very little to extreme, so knowing the signs is essential. Here are the main symptoms of menopause:

  • Hot flashes: Hot flashes are a sudden feeling of heat in the face, neck, and chest. Also, sweating and physical discomfort occur and can last for several minutes. 
  • Night sweats and irregular sleep: Night sweats and other sleep disturbances occur during menopause, resulting in poor sleep. Relaxation techniques are crucial to maintaining a good sleep routine.
  • Mood swings and emotional changes: Fluctuating hormones can lead to irregular mood and sudden mood swings. Knowing these emotional changes will occur can help you prepare for them.
  • Vaginal dryness and discomfort: Reduced estrogen levels during menopause can cause vaginal dryness. We recommend using moisturizers and lubricants to provide relief.

Menopause Focused Care

Here at Scherbel Clinic, we provide menopause focused care that will help you through your menopause journey. Some of the personalized care options include:

  • Hormone therapy: Our experts will conduct a hormonal evaluation to see if you would benefit from hormone therapy. For more information on this, check out our last blog!
  • Lifestyle guidance: Our goal is to empower you, give you confidence, and guide you through this transitional period. We are here to optimize your health, allowing you a smooth and comfortable transition through menopause. 

Schedule an Appointment

Have more questions about menopause? Call Scherbel Clinic at (314) 744-7270 to schedule an appointment today!