Menopause, commonly referred to as “the big change”, is something many women expect. But while you may have heard rumors about hot flashes and mood swings, you will most likely experience symptoms you didn’t anticipate too.
The good news is, Cache Valley Women’s Center at the Lodge in Logan, Utah offers menopause management to help you transition comfortably through this next phase of your life.
Manage Your Menopause, Enjoy Your Life
A question we often get is how menopause is diagnosed. The simple answer is, tests aren’t typically needed to diagnose given the presence of a few tell-tale signs.
Common signs you’re going through menopause often include irregular or halted periods, hot flashes, mood swings, decreased libido, vaginal dryness, and more. These signs are an indicator of fluctuating hormone levels, including follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and estrogen.
During menopause, your FSH increases while estrogen decreases—which can be confirmed by a blood test. Doctors may also test your blood to determine your levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH). An underactive thyroid can cause symptoms similar to those associated with menopause.
While menopause doesn’t require medical treatment, there are options available to help you find relief from symptoms and manage chronic conditions that can occur with age.
Common menopause treatments include hormone therapy, low-dose antidepressants, vaginal estrogen, medication to prevent or treat osteoporosis, and Clonidine or Gabapentin to help reduce or find relief from hot flashes.
Cache Valley Women’s Center at the Lodge in Logan, Utah
If you’re experiencing menopause-related systems, we can help you enjoy a happier, healthier lifestyle through a treatment plan tailored just for you.