In the early 1900s, women approaching the menopause stage in life had very few choices, and simply were told to just cope with things the best they could. With today's modern technology, this change can now be more comfortable and positive.
Menopause occurs when the ovaries cease to function normally and the body stops producing the hormone estrogen. A woman's menustration cycle will come to and end, rendering childbirth no longer possible. Many women experience a decline in estrogen prior to menopause between the ages of 35-58. In some cases, however, menopause can on-set early due to a hysterectomy or certain medical treatments (such as chemotherapy).
Because estrogen has many natural health benefits, menopausal women are often at higher ricks for heart disease, stroke, and osteoporosis. Classic symptoms also include:
- hot flashes
- night sweats
- urinary disturbances or incontinence
- gastrointestinal changes
- vaginal dryness
- loss of sex drive and more
While each woman is different, Dr. Caserta will help you figure you out which treatment is right for you.