What Is Menopause?

You have officially reached menopause when you’ve gone one full year without a menstrual cycle and have a permanent cessation of menstrual bleeding. In the United States, the average age of menopause is 51 years.

Some women, however, may reach menopause before age 40, which requires management from the women’s health care team at Wasatch Family and Women’s Wellness.

Before you officially hit menopause, your body goes through a transitional period called perimenopause as your hormones fluctuate. During perimenopause, you may still continue to have a menstrual cycle, but your periods may be spaced out with no predictable pattern.

What Are The Symptoms Of Menopause?

Menopausal symptoms usually begin during perimenopause as your hormones begin to fluctuate. Common symptoms include:

  • Hot flashes and night sweats
  • Mood changes
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Lack of energy
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Weight gain

While the symptoms you experience may vary in both type and severity, for many women, the symptoms can be disruptive to their everyday life.

Wasatch Family and Women’s Wellness specializes in managing perimenopause and menopause, and they can develop the most effective treatment plan to help improve your symptoms so you can continue to live your best life.

What Treatments Can Relieve My Symptoms?

Wasatch Family and Women’s Wellness offers both hormonal and nonhormonal treatments to manage your menopausal symptoms. 

For instance, Wasatch Family and Women’s Wellness offers testosterone pellet therapy for women. Many women find that testosterone pellet therapy relieves many menopause symptoms, including hot flashes, low libido, depression, and lethargy, without causing any adverse effects.

Your provider at Wasatch Family and Women’s Wellness might also offer natural supplements and provide education on lifestyle changes you can make to improve your symptoms. They may also recommend localized estrogen medication and nonestrogen medication for vaginal dryness.

To learn more about all of your treatment options for menopause, call Wasatch Family and Women’s Wellness or request an appointment online today.

Next Steps

Menopause is a natural transition in a woman’s life. However, the symptoms caused by hormonal changes can alter your quality of life. At Wasatch Family and Women’s Wellness in Heber City, Utah, Cameryn Smith, NP, specializes in the management of perimenopause and menopause and offers both hormonal and nonhormonal treatments to help improve your symptoms and quality of life. To get help with menopause, call the office today or request an appointment online.
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