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The continual increase in life expectancy enables many women to spend over 40% of their life in postmenopause. If you’re around the age of 51 and your menstrual cycle recently changed, call or make an appointment online today at Louisiana Women’s Healthcare in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to get help managing your journey through menopause.
Menopause is the time when your ovaries stop working and your menstrual periods stop. It marks the end of your reproductive years. The doctors at Louisiana Women’s Healthcare tells you that you’ve reached menopause when your monthly period stops for 12 consecutive months.
Most women experience three stages of menopause:
Some of the symptoms of perimenopause include:
As you get closer to and go through menopause, symptoms include:
It’s best to work with your doctor at Louisiana Women’s Healthcare to identify the treatments that will relieve your most uncomfortable symptoms. Sometimes, lifestyle changes, such as keeping cool, eating right, exercising, and getting enough sleep is all that’s needed. However, medications are available to help relieve symptoms these steps don't alleviate.
Some of the more common medical interventions include:
This life change doesn’t have to be uncomfortable. If menopause symptoms disrupt your daily life, call or make an appointment online today at Louisiana Women’s Healthcare in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.