Menopause is a natural biological process that affects women in their 40s and 50s, which marks the end of the menstrual cycle. While it is a normal process, the symptoms are often uncomfortable and troublesome. For this reason, Ogden Clinic in Utah offers menopause management options and hormone replacement therapy to help women regulate and reduce their menopause symptoms.
Some of the most common symptoms of menopause include:
To minimize the effects these symptoms have on daily life, Ogden Clinic offers several menopause management options.
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT): To help relieve uncomfortable menopausal symptoms, your doctor may recommend a form of HRT. There are many options available including estrogen therapy or vaginal estrogen, depending on the symptoms causing you the most frustration.
Medications to treat osteoporosis: Women undergoing menopause are at a greater risk for osteoporosis and fractures. To counteract these potential issues, your doctor may prescribe a medication to prevent or treat osteoporosis, or vitamin D supplements to help strengthen the bones.
Relieve vaginal discomfort: For women experiencing vaginal discomfort, they may find it helpful to use water-based lubricants or moisturizers. It is also important to remain sexually active to maintain blood flow to the vagina.
Relaxation techniques: Many patients find it helpful to practice deep breathing techniques, yoga, meditation, or have regular massages and acupuncture to manage their menopausal symptoms.
Lifestyle changes: An important part of menopause management is eating a healthy diet low in sugar and saturated fats, and high in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Smoking can also make symptoms worse and increase your risk for disease.
Stay active: To fight the effects of aging and increase energy during menopause, it is important to participate in regular physical activity.
Symptoms of menopause can be uncomfortable and stressful, but the specialists at Ogden Clinic can help women control these symptoms through different kinds of menopause management. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at one of our Utah offices.