Menopause is often called the “change of life,” but many women see this transition in a negative light. Menopause doesn’t need to equal misery, though. At Damon Cobb OB/GYN in Poway, California, the dedicated and compassionate staff aim to make this phase as comfortable as possible. For help dealing with the side effects of menopause, call the office or use the online scheduler to make your appointment today.
Menopause is the end of menstruation and fertility. While menopause is a normal and natural transition, it can be an uncomfortable and frustrating time for many women. But, menopause doesn't have to be a time of suffering if you work with an experienced physician at Damon Cobb OB/GYN. Menopause symptoms are very manageable, so don't despair.
At some point in your 40s or 50s (and possibly in your 30s), you may start noticing the following signs of perimenopause, the transition into menopause:
Everyone experiences perimenopause symptoms differently, so you may have just a few symptoms or no major discomfort at all.
If you haven't had your period for 12 consecutive months, and there's no other cause for it (for example, medication that stops your periods), you're medically considered menopausal. The average age for women in North America to reach menopause is 51.
Menopause management is very individual. Not everyone suffers from symptoms serious enough to need help, but if you're dealing with symptoms that disrupt your life, it makes sense to take advantage of the excellent treatments available today. One of the menopause specialists at Damon Cobb OB/GYN can suggest a symptom management plan just for you.
Many women benefit from one or more of the following:
Your doctor might also recommend lifestyle changes, such as eating a healthier diet and exercising more. With the right symptom management plan in effect, you can expect a major reduction in symptoms.
Need to confirm that you’re entering menopause, or looking for symptom relief? Damon Cobb OB/GYN is ready to help. Book online or by phone today.