Menopause is the end of the reproductive phase of a woman’s life when the ovaries no longer produce eggs and she has her last menstrual cycle. The ovaries produce less estrogen, causing changes in the menstrual cycle and other physical changes.
Common menopause symptoms include anxiety, dry skin, irritability, moodiness, reduced sex drive or vaginal dryness.
Other menopause symptoms:
- Pain can occur during sexual intercourse
- Fatigue, night sweats, osteoporosis, hot flashes or sweating
- Early awakening or insomnia
- Absence of menstruation or irregular menstruation
- Dry hair or loss of scalp hair
If you have some or all of these menopause symptoms and would like to pursue menopause treatment and care from a professional, visit Dr. Hill in Youngstown, Ohio.
Medical treatment for menopause consists of hormone therapy, which can be effective for some patients who would like to reduce their menopause symptoms. Hormones can be taken vaginally, orally or through the skin, and each treatment is customized to the patient with regular follow-up evaluations to determine the menopause treatment’s effectiveness.