A woman’s reproductive life goes through phases, starting at puberty and ending at menopause. Although menopause signals an end to the reproductive years, the postmenopausal years could prove equally fulfilling and be the beginnings of a new you.
For some women, menopause could affect their quality of life severely due to potential hormonal changes. A Manhattan menopause treatment doctor could help relieve your menopausal symptoms and get your life back on track. Contact a talented physician today that could get started on the process.
Menopause could be defined as arriving when a woman has not had a period for at least one year. Most women enter menopause by age 51, but some women may not experience the climacteric, also known as menopause, until their late 50s. Others may become menopausal in their late 30s or early 40s. To some degree, the age of menopause is genetic, and women may expect to enter menopause at about the same age as their mothers did.
There is no way to determine exactly when a woman may go through menopause, making it an unpredictable variable for many. Many women experience perimenopause, a transition period prior to full menopause when the ovaries stop producing as much estrogen. The symptoms of menopause may start to be noticed during this transition period.
Many menopause symptoms may be well-known and dreaded, specifically hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness. There are many other symptoms relating to menopause that could affect women that may not be as obvious. Lesser-known but common menopausal symptoms could include:
Menopausal symptoms could be directly related to the body’s loss of estrogen as the ovaries shut down. The female body may still receive some estrogen, primarily from fat cells, but the menopausal loss is significant, which is why women may turn to Manhattan menopause treatment.
Traditional estrogen replacement therapy is made from pregnant mares’ urine. Long-term use of this type of estrogen replacement therapy is not recommended because of the risk of heart disease and breast cancer.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is created from plant sources such as soy and wild yam. This type of natural estrogen is identical on the molecular level as the hormones produced by a woman’s ovaries, so could be well-tolerated by the body and may not carry the same risks involved with synthetic estrogen.
Over time, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy could help relieve menopausal symptoms. It may also aid in bone strengthening, reducing the risk of osteoporosis. A woman’s interest in sex may return as well when vaginal dryness disappears, allowing her to enjoy sex fully without discomfort.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is not one-size-fits-all. After testing, a menopause doctor may prescribe a custom hormone treatment for each woman, and these hormones are created in a state-of-the-art compounding pharmacy. Each woman is unique, as is her bioidentical hormone prescription.
If menopause is wreaking havoc in your life, or even if you just want to alleviate some annoying symptoms, a menopause physician could help. Although we offer consultations in Manhattan, all procedures take place in our Connecticut office. If you would like to learn more about Manhattan menopause treatment, call the office of Dr. Edward Jacobson today and arrange a consultation to discuss what kinds of therapies could potentially make you feel like yourself again.