Raj K. Syal, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.    |    Jenna A. Everson, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.    |    Holly Westmoreland, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.    |    Kellyn Rielly D.O.   

With Menopause, A Woman’s Hormones are Constantly Changing

OBGYN Services for Women Entering MenopauseLong before a woman reaches menopause, she can experience hormone dysfunction causing a multitude of symptoms. Symptoms range from lack of energy, weight gain, low sex drive, and emotional problems. We offer saliva testing and can help bring hormones in balance through compounded hormones and traditional hormones.

The average age for menopause is 51 years of age. Most often, periods do not just stop and then menopause is considered as having begun. To the contrary, during the nine to 10 years preceding the cessation of menstrual flow, the average woman will have lengthened or shortened cycles, hot flashes, sleep issues, and occasional vaginal dryness.  These are all symptoms associated with a woman “going through the change” of life; however, it is not a definition of menopause or an indication that menopause has occurred.

We do not consider menopause to have officially occurred until a woman has not had a period for at least a year. Changes in hormone production, and the rise and fall of the levels of estrogen and progesterone, come about slowly. Even when hormone treatments such as birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy, are used to regulate cycles, it may take three to six months (3-6 months) for your body to settle into an identifiable pattern.

Symptoms of menopause can make life difficult; however, treatment to relieve symptoms is available and should be discussed with your doctor.

When hormones are needed, our hormone pellet therapy treatment has proven to be quite effective, yielding steady results from an easy-to-follow plan.