Embry Womens Health
OB/GYNs & Women’s Health located in Mesa, AZ
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What are the symptoms of menopause?
Changes in progesterone and estrogen levels, hormones related to the reproductive system, occur as a woman ages. These hormonal swings typically begin several years before your final period and may produce symptoms that include:
- Changes in your menstrual period: Including lighter or heavier bleeding and fewer or more frequent periods
- Hot flashes and night sweats: That can last for seconds or a long as 10 minutes
- Vaginal dryness: Discomfort during sexual intercourse and may lead to vaginal infections
- Loss of bladder control: Urinary leakage during coughing bouts, exercise, and routine activity
- Altered sleep patterns: Difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep
- Mood changes: Similar to mood swings experienced during puberty
- Weight gain: Changes in body shape, such as thickening about the waist, and loss of muscle tone
- Decreased interest versus increased enjoyment of sex
What are the health concerns related to menopause?
Science is not sure, but estrogen may act as a protective measure against developing conditions such as osteoporosis or heart disease, though these conditions are also linked to the natural aging process. Some women enjoy the freedom that comes with cessation of their menstrual periods. But the psychological impact of menopause is often a major challenge for women who face concerns related to the aging process.
The average age of menopause is 51, and that’s also about the time your doctor may start recommending more frequent screening labs and diagnostic studies to monitor for diabetes, elevated cholesterol levels, and certain cancers. All of these changes hitting at once can be overwhelming. The good news is that the experts at Embry Women’s Health can help you manage your symptoms and potentially enjoy rather than dread the life that comes after menopause.
How do you manage menopause?
The dedicated practitioners at Embry Women’s Health manage menopause from a personal and professional perspective. They’re focused on decreasing your symptoms, providing guidance on the emotional impact of menopause, and monitoring for concerning changes in your physical health. They accomplish their goals through:
- Physical exams, screening labs, and in-depth discussion to establish your current phase of menopause and recommend a care plan
- Possible hormone therapy to ease your symptoms
- Tips on how to handle hot flashes, sleep disturbance, and other issues related to menopause
- Guidance regarding a nutritious diet and an active lifestyle that keep your musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, and other systems functioning normally
- Herbal remedies or supplements to relieve your symptoms and supplement the metabolic imbalances related to menopause
- Diagnostic studies such as DEXA scan to monitor your bone density
Embry Women’s Health is committed to providing quality, affordable health care. We’re in-network with all major insurance plans, including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna and UnitedHealthcare. No insurance? No problem. We offer a simple fee schedule for those who wish to pay out-of-pocket. Click the button below for our complete list and more information:
Words from our patients
“I’ve never had an experience like this at a Doctor’s office ever! Everyone was so nice and they worked as a team to help me! They treat you like a person here”
“All the staff at Embry women’s health are professional, inviting, and very knowledgeable.”
“The entire staff was kind and welcoming. If I call with a concern they are able to help me right away. Front desk is never in a bad mood or rushing you”