The average woman begins to experience menopausal symptoms between the ages of 48 and 53. The timing is dependent on the genetic build and general health of the individual. For instance, while ovarian or pelvic damage, hysterectomy, smoking and cancer may instigate menopause at an earlier age, genetic conditions and other underlying factors can cause the same.
It is important that one does not confuse perimenopause with menopause. The former is more or less preparation for the latter. Perimenopause is a period when hormonal changes occur in anticipation of menopause and it could last from a few months to many years. Menopause is said to have occurred when a woman’s menstrual flow ceases for a consecutive period of 12 months. The period after menopause has occurred is known as post-menopause.
While menopause is a natural occurrence, it could be uncomfortable, which is where menopause care becomes expedient and how Progressive Women’s Health (PWH) PLLC comes in to assist. We provide diagnosis and symptom management services.
Generally, menopause begins to develop symptoms as far back as four years before it occurs. However, some people experience the symptoms as far back as ten years, while others like African American and Latin women only experience it for two years. While some women may not need medical intervention as menopause sets in, others usually do.
Menopausal symptoms are similar to the symptoms for TSH (Thyroid-stimulating Hormone) because in the latter, an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) could trigger similar symptoms. It, therefore, becomes imperative for women to consult professionals like obstetricians and gynecologists to make certain what is happening within them. At Progressive Women’s Health PLLC, we provide high-quality women’s health services and would gladly be of service to you.
Some symptoms include: Weight gain, night sweats, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, flushing, insomnia, increased heart rate, sore or tender breasts, anxiety, hair loss/thinning, smaller breasts, short concentration levels, depression, short-term memory loss, urinary tract infections (UTIs), stiff joints, and increased hair growth on the skin, face, chest, upper back, etc.
While some women may experience just one or two symptoms, some others may have to endure a handful, while others might need medical attention. This is why we exist, PWH is here for you.
Apart from the symptoms, some complications could occur as a result of menopause. These complications include obesity, cataracts, mood swings, diabetes, blood vessel disease, dyspareunia, osteoporosis, heart diseases, etc.
Prevention and Care
While menopause is not an illness, it is difficult to deal with. It cannot be prevented as it is a natural part of aging for women, however, the symptoms can be controlled and the complications, prevented. Most women depend on natural supplements, healthy diet plans and exercise to help them manage the situation. While these may help to an extent, professional care is expedient.
Persons living in Texas and its surrounding areas are in luck as they could benefit directly from our services at Progressive Women Health PLLC in Texas. This is not to say that our services are limited. We also offer online healthcare by providing online sessions for interested persons.