Is It Menopause?
Are you entering the stage in your life where hot flashes, mood swings, and a variety of other unusual hormonal activity are nearly an everyday occurrence? You’re not alone. In fact, nearly 30 million women experience menopause each year! But, how do you know if it’s really menopause that is causing you to feel the way you do? Well, there are several ways to tell, in fact. One of the most common ways to know if you are entering or going through menopause is to have a menopause screening done by a professional.
As most of us know, menopause is the time in a woman’s life when she stops her menstruation cycle and is no longer able to conceive. She will no longer have menstrual cycles or menstrual periods. For many women, this comes as a relief. However, some of the symptoms of menopause can seem worse than a normal menstral cycle.
Common Symptoms Of Menopause
A woman’s body goes through a lot of changes during this time. For example, estrogen levels fluctuate which affects the entire body. Moreover, during the menopausal transition, a woman may experience high blood pressure, hair loss, irritability, confusion, energy levels decrease, and much more within just 12 calendar months! The whole idea doesn’t sound as fun at this point.
Ask A Healthcare Professional
Obstetricians and gynecologists can conduct in-office blood tests and can give you a more accurate answer on if you’re currently going through menopause or not based on the medical testing and also from your menopausal symptoms. If you are, to help with the process your doctor may suggest hormone therapy or estrogen therapy to help with the process.
By staying on top of your health during this time, you are reducing the risk of developing other conditions such as bone loss, heart disease, breast cancer, and more in the future.
LifeCircle Women’s Healthcare
If you think it’s time to be screened, give our office a call to schedule an appointment. It’s not embarrassing. It’s nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, you should embrace it with confidence because you have made it to this point in your life. Our staff will be glad to answer any and all questions you may have, and can direct you in the best plan moving forward for your health.