Menopause marks a major change in your hormonal, fertility, and health status. The experienced OB/GYNs at Raveco Medical in Queens, New York, offer compassion and expert support as you face this stage of life. If you’re experiencing uncomfortable symptoms or just want confirmation of your fertility status, make an appointment at one of the offices in Woodside, Forest Hills, or Jackson Heights or use the online tool to schedule.
Menopause is diagnosed when you’ve gone a straight 12 months without a period.
Many of the symptoms you may associate with menopause, like hot flashes and weight gain, happen in the years prior to menopause. This time, known as perimenopause, is when you start producing lower levels of the female sex hormones estrogen and progesterone.
The average age of menopause for women in the United States is 52, but you may start experiencing symptoms several years earlier.
You may experience menopause at a younger age if you’ve undergone cancer treatment or had a hysterectomy.
The symptoms you associate with menopause actually occur in the years leading up to your official diagnosis. Women experience this perimenopausal period differently. Some women have severe symptoms, while others barely notice the change. Perimenopause can last for several years or just a few months.
Symptoms that indicate perimenopause include:
These symptoms can have a notable impact on your quality of life. Call Raveco Medical to find relief.
When you’ve gone 12 months without a cycle, your hormone shift can impact your overall health. Your risk of heart disease and osteoporosis rises significantly.
You may also experience urinary incontinence, more frequent urinary tract infections, and weight gain. The doctors at Raveco Medical can help you manage your health so you can avoid these health complications and maintain a high quality of life.
Menopause is a natural stage of life and shouldn’t be stopped. But, you can get relief for symptoms that are interfering with your daily life.
The doctors offer traditional medical therapies, like hormone therapy, to help restore your hormone balance. Hormones may be administered orally, via injection, or as a vaginal cream.
They may also suggest homeopathic therapies that don’t involve estrogen replacement. This includes lifestyle changes such as quitting smoking, specific supplements, and dietary changes.
Menopause is a time that you want a trusted medical provider by your side. Call Raveco Medical to get the support you need or book an appointment online.