Hot flashes, insomnia, irritability, lack of sex drive — for women undergoing the physical and emotional changes that may accompany menopause, the caring physicians at Doctors of Women offer relief through hormone replacement therapy as well as nutritional and lifestyle guidance. Their all-female team of OB/GYN experts, serving Irvine, California, and the greater Orange County area, has decades of experience helping women comfortably and confidently navigate this transition to an empowering new phase of their lives. If you’re ready for relief from menopausal symptoms, call or book an appointment online today.
Menopause marks the end of the reproductive phase of your life and is signaled by at least 12 consecutive months without a menstrual period. Menopause occurs because your ovaries have stopped making estrogen, the hormone that signals your body to start its monthly menstrual cycle.
Menopause is preceded by a phase called perimenopause, which can begin as early as your 30s or 40s. As you age and your ovaries begin to produce less estrogen and progesterone, your periods become more irregular.
It’s important to note that during perimenopause and menopause it is still possible to become pregnant if you have unprotected sex. Most women go through menopause between the ages of 48 and 55.
During both the perimenopausal and menopausal phases, fluctuations in hormones may cause symptoms that can interfere with your quality of life. Some common symptoms of menopause include:
Menopause is a natural condition that requires no treatment. But if you are suffering from any of the symptoms that can accompany this new phase of life and its hormonal fluctuations, the experts at Doctors of Women can help. They offer nutritional and lifestyle guidance, as well as symptom management through medications such as:
Menopause can be an exciting time of change. But if you are experiencing symptoms that are causing you discomfort or distress, there is no reason to “power through” the pain. The all-female team of OB/GYN specialists at Doctors of Women have spent decades guiding women just like you through this important transition period.
Call or use the online form to get relief, starting today.