Menopause is a natural transition that typically occurs between the ages of 45 and 55 as a woman's ovaries stop producing the hormones estrogen and progesterone. As estrogen levels decline, women may experience symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, mood changes, sleep disturbances, and joint pain.
Key things to know:
Proper treatment can provide relief from symptoms and help women stay healthy as they transition through menopause.
Women can experience different combinations of menopausal symptoms. The most common include:
Without estrogen, some women also face higher risks for conditions like osteoporosis and heart disease. Catching symptoms early on can allow for better management long-term.
To diagnose menopause, doctors typically evaluate symptoms and run blood tests to measure hormone levels, including:
Thyroid tests help rule out thyroid disorders with similar symptoms.
Doctors also consider medical history factors like:
Proper testing and diagnosis guides individualized treatment plans.
The best treatment approach depends on each woman's symptoms and health profile. Options may include:
Most women need a combination approach tailored to their needs through menopause and beyond.
Balance Clinic is a leading menopause and hormone health clinic in Yahoos conveniently located near major highways.
Our clinic offers:
We simplify menopause management with customized care guiding women through changing hormone needs over the years. Contact us today to schedule your appointment!
Getting adequate treatment can ease disruptive short-term symptoms for a better quality of life during the menopausal transition. It also helps prevent long-term health complications like:
Identifying and treating symptoms early on leads to the best possible health outcomes. Our experienced endocrinologists guide safe, effective care customized for your needs through menopause and beyond.
Thorough hormone testing provides the information needed to diagnose menopausal status and guide appropriate treatment. Standard tests include:
These key hormones indicate ovarian function. We monitor levels over time for trends signaling menopause onset:
Testing may be needed for:
Based on your symptoms and health history, your Balance Clinic doctor determines the right hormone tests for diagnosis and treatment planning. We provide ongoing monitoring to ensure optimal hormone balance.
Once diagnosed with menopause, many women benefit from professional hormone therapy (HT) to relieve symptoms and promote long-term health:
Your Balance Clinic doctor explores medical history, symptoms, and goals to tailor the safest, most effective HT regimen.
We use the lowest doses needed to achieve benefits, building gradually. Starting with too much hormone can worsen side effects.
Estrogen and/or progesterone delivery options include:
Follow-up blood tests and appointments ensure hormones remain in ideal ranges for you. We adjust dosages over time as needed.
With Balance Clinic expert HT guidance, you can confidently transition through menopause and beyond.
While professional menopause treatment provides symptom relief, making certain lifestyle adjustments also benefits hormone health:
With comprehensive menopause treatment from Balance Clinic complementing positive lifestyle choices, you can feel your best through the changes ahead. Contact us today to discuss your options.