Menopausal Symptoms

Menopausal Symptoms Specialist:

Center for Advanced Gyn & Urogynecology provides a variety of menopausal services in the Washington DC area. Each woman’s experience with menopause is different. Our center offers personalized menopause services to each patient.

What is Menopause?

Menopause is the absence of menstruation occurring in women for more than 12 months.  At the time of menopause, a woman is usually no longer fertile. Hormone levels also start fluctuating in women for months or even years, causing uncomfortable symptoms for many.

What are the symptoms of Menopause?

If you are experiencing some of these symptoms mentioned below, you might be dealing with menopause. The menopausal symptoms include:

  • Weight gain
  • Hot flashes
  • Insomnia
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Irritability and mood swings
  • Depression
  • Weakening of muscles
  • Lack of libido
  • Hair loss

How is menopause diagnosed?

Menopause in a woman can be diagnosed with evaluation of menopausal symptoms. Under certain circumstances, we may recommend hormonal testing. 

 After what age women experience menopause?

Menopause usually occurs in women between the ages of 45 and 55. Usual age for menopause in the United States is 52. Women begin to experience symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, changes in menstrual cycle, moodiness, vaginal changes, fatigue, weight gain, and more.

What are the treatment options for women suffering from menopause?

The treatment focuses on relieving the patients from the symptoms of menopause. Treatment options for menopause depends on patient’s symptoms. These include treating the woman with hormone therapy or vaginal estrogen treatment to treat vaginal dryness, discomfort with intercourse and other urinary symptoms. Vaginal laser can play a big role in improving the vaginal and urinary symptoms in menopausal patients. Healthy diet and exercise is important too.