Menopause occurs when you stop having a menstrual cycle — typically after age 45. Menopause officially begins when you have not had a period for one year. In perimenopause (menopause transition) and early menopause, you may experience uncomfortable symptoms, such as:
- Hot flashes
- Mood swings
- Night sweats
- Thinning hair
- Vaginal dryness
- Weight gain
Menopause is a natural process, but if symptoms are disrupting your life, specialists at University of Miami Health can help you feel like yourself again.
During your yearly appointment, your gynecologist can likely diagnose menopause based on your symptoms. You may not need any other tests.
Your gynecologist may also use blood tests to check your estrogen, thyroid hormone, and follicle stimulating hormone levels.
Hormone therapy can help manage your symptoms as you move through menopause. You and your gynecologist can discuss if this treatment is safe and effective for you.
Antidepressants can help with mood changes related to menopause.
If you have vaginal dryness, estrogen lotions or rings can help.
Some lifestyle changes and home remedies can help with symptoms of menopause. These may include eating well, sleeping more, avoiding foods that trigger hot flashes, or exercising more. Talk to your gynecologist for more advice on home remedies.
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