FAQs About Menopause

FAQs About Menopause

Advanced Women's Healthcare is here to support women going through menopause in Bloomington, IL. Our dedicated physicians can help patients of all ages manage symptoms so you can still live your happiest life throughout this change. Keep reading the most commonly ask questions about menopause and come see us if you're having symptoms.

What Is Menopause?

Menopause is a change every woman's body goes through once you reach a certain age. When your body stops producing as much estrogen and progesterone as it did during child-bearing years, the hormone imbalance causes various symptoms. Menopause can be a difficult and confusing time for women but we are here to provide answers and treatment for your symptoms.

What Age Will I Start Menopause?

This answer varies greatly from woman to woman. Most women experience menopause in their 40s and 50s. Premenopause can last (with some symptoms) for a few months up to a few years. Once a woman has no longer had her period for 12 months, she is considered menopausal. The typical age for menopause to start in the United States is 51

What Are the Most Common Symptoms of Menopause?

Symptoms of menopause can vary greatly too, but the most commonly reported symptoms are:

  • Infrequent periods or spotty periods
  • Dry skin
  • Weight gain
  • Hot flashes (feelings of intense warmth and skin flushing)
  • Depression
  • Mood swings
  • Insomnia
  • Night sweats
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Pain with sexual intercourse

How Do You Treat Menopause?

Menopause isn't a disease and can't be cured. But the natural depletion of estrogen leads to common symptoms of menopause in Bloomington, IL, and we can help you find relief. Come see us and discuss your symptoms in detail with your doctor. Treatment recommendations may include:

  • A healthy diet and exercise will always help maintain your health but is also important during menopause
  • Getting adequate rest is important as your body goes through any change
  • Antidepressants are prescribed for mood swings and to help with hot flashes
  • Supplementing hormones can help balance your hormones and ease symptoms

If you're going through menopause or think you're having symptoms, Advanced Women's Healthcare is here to help. We can offer support and treatment for symptoms of menopause in Bloomington, IL. Contact us for an appointment at (309) 808-3068.