Menopause

A woman has typically reached Menopause when she has not had a menstrual cycle for over 12 months.

What is Menopause?

Menopause is the natural, reproductive decline that takes place during a woman’s 40’s or 50’s.

Menopause is a natural decline in reproductive hormones, where menstruation is no longer regular, and the ovaries produce shallow levels of estrogen and progesterone. Low levels can increase health problems.

Menopause can also take place in women who have had a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus), or who have undergone chemotherapy/radiation therapy, and primary ovarian insufficiency.

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Symptoms

  • Vasomotor symptoms (hot flashes, night sweats and flushing)
  • Less frequent menstruation
  • Insomnia
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Weight gain
  • Depression and/or Anxiety
  • Memory problems
  • Reduced libido (or sex drive)
  • Difficulty concentration
  • Dry skin, mouth, and eyes
  • Increased urination
  • Sore or tender breasts
  • Heavier or lighter periods than you normally experience
  • Headaches
  • Racing heart
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Reduced muscle mass
  • Painful or stiff joints
  • Reduced bone mass
  • Less full breasts
  • Hair thinning or loss
  • Increased hair growth on other areas of the body (face, neck, chest, and upper back)

Complications

Though this may seem like a “break” from the usual route, complications may include heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, urinary incontinence, oral issues, sexual function, weight gain, and lead poisoning.

Management

Since this is a natural occurrence, treatments at Aylo Health primarily revolve around relieving symptoms, as well as preventing or regulating chronic conditions that may occur due to aging. Estrogen therapy (hormone therapy), vaginal estrogen, low-dose antidepressants, or an osteoporosis preventative are available to patients as well.

Find an Aylo Health location

Menopause services are offered at our Aylo Health – Endocrinology at Stockbridge location.

Why choose Aylo to treat your Menopause?

Hormone Replacement Therapy

Treatment that consists of estrogen and progesterone for women who still have their uterus. Those who have had a hysterectomy will receive a prescription for estrogen.

DEXA Scans

A small amount of X-ray is used to capture images of your bones, then calculate their density to determine their strength. Helps to diagnose or prevent osteoporosis.

The staff was very friendly and accommodating. Customer service was well above and beyond normal expectations, especially exceptional.

- Kim M. | Aylo Patient

Choose Aylo for your Menopause needs