Menopause is a natural biological condition characterized by symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, and emotional symptoms like sadness, anxiety or feelings of loss. The average age of menopause for women is 51 in the United States, but it can occur in your 40s and well into your 50s. A woman is considered to have been through menopause 12 months after her last menstrual period.
While this may feel like you’re closing one chapter of your life, you can stay vital, healthy and sexually active. Compassionate and experienced women’s health providers at Riverview Health are here to help you experience your fullest life during and after menopause.
Common symptoms of menopause may include:
If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms above, a gynecologist at Riverview Health can provide a diagnosis and customized treatment options suited for your needs.
Reasons for menopause may include:
Treatment for menopause and postmenopause symptoms may include hormone therapy for hot flashes, vaginal estrogen to relieve dryness, low-dose antidepressants to decrease the frequency of hot flashes and other medications to prevent and treat osteoporosis. To learn more about your treatment options, find an OB/GYN near you today by calling 317.565.0535 or by completing an online appointment request form.
Women’s health physicians at Riverview Health provide reliable care to treat menopause and postmenopause for people living in Noblesville, Carmel, Cicero, Fishers, Sheridan and Westfield.