Menopause is different for every woman; some women experience extreme menopausal symptoms that require medication while others experience very minor symptoms. Menopause is caused by the slowing of production of estrogen and progesterone, which can cause a variety of side effects that are different for every woman. The team at Bardisa Medical Center in South Florida is here to help you take control of your menopausal symptoms, so you can live a happier, healthier life.
Menopause can cause a variety of symptoms in women from weight gain to urinary incontinence. Here is a list of common symptoms. You’ll find advice on how you can try to manage them below.
Menopause can be a stressful time for women. Your body is changing. You may be forgetful and feel uncomfortable, and these symptoms can last for months. Learning how to deal with this stress in a positive way can make life more enjoyable.
Hot flashes are very common among women going through menopause affecting approximately two-thirds of those experiencing menopause. Hot flashes are typically indicated by a sudden sensation of feeling warm, a flushed appearance, and sweating. Hot flashes typically occur because of changes in circulation as the body tries to cool itself.
Many women experience forgetfulness during menopause. The part of the brain associated with learning and retaining new information is lined with estrogen receptors, so this forgetfulness can be a result of the declining levels of estrogen in the body.
Over 50 percent of menopausal women experience mood swings, which are characterized as drastic changes in one’s emotional state. Mood swings are caused by hormonal imbalances, which can cause decreased serotonin levels. This is significant because serotonin plays a vital role in regulating mood levels.
Serious mood swings that occur over prolonged periods of time can cause problems in relationships and emotional problems in yourself.
Vaginal dryness and urinary incontinence are common symptoms of menopause and can cause extreme embarrassment. Vaginal dryness can cause pain and discomfort during sex, which may affect the ability to be intimate.
Menopause can also cause weight gain in women as estrogen levels impact an individual’s metabolic rate. Weight gain increases other health risks such as high blood pressure and heart disease.
Don’t let menopause keep you from being as healthy and happy as possible. Have a plan, and manage your symptoms the best you can. Being prepared to deal with the most common symptoms of menopause can help you manage stress and lessen the overall symptoms. Here are a few ways Bardisa Medical Center can help you minimize your menopause symptoms:
Anti-Aging Hormone Therapy
Weight Loss Programs
If you’re in the Miami, Kendall, Coral Gables, or Fontainebleau area and you are experiencing uncomfortable menopausal symptoms, contact the team at Bardisa Medical Center today! Send us a contact form online or give us a call at 305.661.2002 to schedule your appointment.