What is Menopause?

What is menopause? The term ‘menopause’ represents all side effects from the ending of a woman’s menstrual cycle. Menopause goes through three stages, perimenopause, menopause, and postmenopause, and often begins in women at the age of 50 on average, however some women can start earlier and some later. It is the natural way our bodies respond to the change of not having a menstrual cycle anymore. Menopause can cause many side effects such as hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, insomnia, missed periods, fatigue, depression, racing heart, migraines, irritability, and changes in libido, bladder control, and vaginal dryness.

What are Treatments for Menopause?

There are a few treatments for menopause symptoms and if you are in the Brooklyn area why not drop in at New Life Wellness and we can help treat your menopause symptoms. Aside from home remedies, there are a few prescription options for women struggling with the effects of menopause, taking a visit to your local gynecologist could be your best option. Let’s take a look at what is available for menopause treatments:

  • Birth Control Pills are a great option if you are in the beginning stages of menopause, known as perimenopause. These can reduce your hot flashes, help with vaginal dryness, and relieve moodiness. They can also help if you are having heavy and irregular periods, as long as you’re healthy and not at risk for blood clots, this could be a great treatment for menopause.
  • Menopause Hormone Therapy is another option to help reduce symptoms of menopause, this is only recommended for certain people though and your doctor will know if this is an option for you.
  • Over the counter medicines can be used for certain individual symptoms. You can use a lubricant jelly for vaginal dryness and discomfort.
  • Prescription medicine can help with vaginal dryness if the OTC options have not worked for you. If your case is severe the best option is an MHT pill or patch.

If you are having symptoms of menopause, come see us here at New Wellness in the New York area.