Mood swings are a common side effect of the hormone fluctuations that occur with menopause. If changing moods are disrupting your life, it’s time to ask for help.
At Raveco Medical, our experienced OB/GYNs take a holistic, integrative approach to mood swings and other menopause-related symptoms. They offer a range of treatments, including hormone replacement therapy, to rebalance your hormones and improve your moods.
Menopause is the natural transition in a woman’s life that signals the end of your childbearing years. You reach menopause when your periods stop for 12 consecutive months.
Many women transition into their post-menopause years in their mid-50s, but you can begin experiencing symptoms as early as your late 30s.
The time leading up to menopause is known as perimenopause, which can begin up to 10 years before menopause occurs. During this time, your body slows down its production of reproductive hormones like estrogen and progesterone.
Because your reproductive hormones play a role in many of your body’s functions, their decline can cause mood swings, increased anxiety, and depression. You can also experience additional symptoms that affect how you feel physically and mentally. These symptoms can include:
You might also experience a loss of interest in sex and pain with intercourse. Because the loss of estrogen can weaken your pelvic muscles, you might also unexpectedly leak urine when you laugh or sneeze due to urinary incontinence.
For some women, these symptoms are mild and manageable. For others, symptoms can be severe enough to interfere with work and your other responsibilities.
Don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation with our team at Raveco Medical if you aren’t able to manage menopause symptoms on your own. Help is available and you deserve to feel your best as you go through your menopause transition.
The available solutions for menopause we offer include:
Many women find relief of menopause symptoms with lifestyle changes, such as quitting smoking, improving their daily diet, and getting at least 30 minutes of exercise daily.
Hormone replacement therapy uses synthetic hormones that are structurally similar to the reproductive hormones your body makes naturally. Taking the hormones helps rebalance your levels to relieve your symptoms.
Replacement hormones are available in pill form, injections, or as a vaginal cream.
If you’re not a candidate for hormones because of underlying health issues, you might benefit from taking certain supplements. Our providers can recommend which supplements are right for you based on your health and the severity of your symptoms.
When urinary incontinence issues are severe, we may recommend minimally invasive surgery to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles.
Our team continues to monitor your progress with treatment and can make adjustments as needed. Our goal is to improve your quality of life, restore your energy levels, and provide the support you need to thrive.
You don’t have to face menopause alone. Call the Raveco Medical office near you to schedule a consultation about menopause or book an appointment online today.