Menopause symptoms can affect every woman differently depending on their general health. Your provider at Lone Tree OB/GYN & Midwives can help you manage your symptoms and answer any questions you may have concerning your reproductive health. Located in Lone Tree and Castle Rock, Colorado, the providers at the facility serve many nearby communities and neighborhoods.
Menopause begins when your hormone levels drop. For some women, the perimenopause stage begins as early as their late 30s. Others may not experience symptoms until they're in their late 40s. Additionally, your symptoms may be mild enough that you don't experience much discomfort at all.
Your overall health, genetics, and other factors that reproductive system will all play a role in when menopause occurs, the severity of its symptoms, and how long it eventually lasts. Once menopause starts, your body will continue to go through natural changes until you reach a point where your hormones once again stabilize, only at much lower levels.
Menopause is a transition that must run its course until your body’s systems find balance. Your provider can, however, treat the symptoms as they appear.
One of the most common forms of treatment is hormone replacement therapy. By restoring your hormones’ natural levels, many of your menopause-related symptoms disappear. Your provider determines which treatment option suits your particular needs. As soon as menopause ends, many of your symptoms gradually fade away.
Contrary to what was thought in the past, not every woman will require hormone replacement therapy when they enter menopause. Women who are healthy and active may have fewer symptoms than someone else who has several health problems.
If you notice the signs associated with menopause and are concerned about their severity, you should contact your provider as soon as possible. If you're only being bothered by one or two symptoms, they may choose to treat the symptoms separately instead of putting you on a full course of hormone replacement therapy.
The providers at Lone Tree OB/GYN & Midwives are here to help patients through the evolution of menopause. Contact the office to schedule an appointment at the Lone Tree or Castlerock, Colorado location.