Menopause is the cessation of periods for more than one year after a woman reaches age 40. Many women experience this transition without any complications or unpleasant symptoms. But for thousands of women, the transition into menopause can be debilitating.
The symptoms women frequently experience are related to a lowered production of the female hormones estrogen and progesterone. When the production of these hormones decreases, numerous body parts are negatively affected, including:
If symptoms of menopause are severe enough to affect a woman’s quality of life, the use of hormone replacement therapy may be an effective option. Hormone therapy helps to:
Ogden Clinic offers a variety of experienced healthcare professionals that will consult with you to determine the best course of action for menopause and hormone replacement therapies.
Women with breast or uterine cancer, blood clots, and heart disease, also patients that have had a stroke are not candidates for hormone therapy. Make an appointment with an Ogden Clinic OB/GYN to discuss your menopause symptoms and the possibility of hormone replacement therapy.