Menopause occurs when a woman stops menstruating. You officially reach menopause when you go 12 consecutive months without a period.
You can go through menopause in your 40s or 50s, but the average age of menopause in the United States is 51.
You may experience many of the symptoms associated with menopause months or years before you stop menstruating. During this transitional period, known as perimenopause, the production of estrogen and progesterone fluctuates.
Menopause symptoms vary. Some women have no symptoms, while others experience severe symptoms that affect their quality of life. These symptoms occur because of changes in sex hormone production.
Common indicators you may be approaching menopause include:
In addition to the physical symptoms, the hormonal changes occurring with menopause affect bone health. Loss of estrogen increases bone loss, placing you at risk of developing osteoporosis.
Dr. Modad discusses your needs and concerns when you come in for a menopause consultation. The all-female office offers a safe and comfortable place for you to discuss your situation.
Dr. Modad specializes in menopause and helps many women get the answers they need. She knows there’s no one-size-fits-all and conducts a comprehensive exam to fully understand all your needs.
Depending on the situation, Dr. Modad may also request blood work to check your hormone levels.
Dr. Modad provides many treatment options to help women manage their menopause symptoms.
Bioidentical hormone replacement is a form of hormone replacement therapy that allows Dr. Modad to customize your treatment to meet your unique hormonal needs.
Our approach to hormone replacement therapy is unique and we're happy to hear that many of our patients feel a customized approach works much better for them!
Our practice believes in empowering women, especially when it comes to sexual health. We offer vaginal revitalization treatments to address the vaginal dryness, burning, and irritation that sometimes accompanies menopause.
Some women feel hesitant to talk openly about their sexual health (since for some women the subject has been taboo for so long.) However, Dr. Modad considers sexual health an essential part of your overall health and provides education and treatments to improve the effects menopause has on your sexual health.
For comprehensive and compassionate menopause care, call Palm Coast OB GYN or request an appointment at the link above today!