Menopause is when you naturally stop having periods. This is also the time in a woman’s life when they are no longer able to have natural children. The average age is 51 ½ years old. However, menopausal changes can start to happen some time before that. This is called Perimenopause. Perimenopause can cause lots of changes to the female body. Changes such as prolonged periods, heavier periods, skipped periods. Other changes include disturbances in sleep and mood. It can cause increase in vaginal infections and urinary tract infections. It can also cause hot flashes during the day and night sweats.
This can cause lots of fear and anxiety for women during this transition. There are lots of ways to manage and prevent these symptoms. Please schedule an appointment with your provider to discuss some of these options.
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