Management of Menopause

The average age of menopause is 51. During the menopausal transition, symptoms can occur that alter a woman’s daily life. Hot flashes, night sweats and mood changes are just a few examples of what many women experience. Treatment for these symptoms is often done by hormone replacement. There are risks to hormone replacement, but the patient and her physician must decide if the risks outweigh the benefits. Hormone replacement is an effective way to relieve symptoms and return a woman to her normal way of life.

It is important to evaluate the woman as a whole and decide if hormone replacement is right for her. Many factors play a role in pursuing this line of treatment. It is essential to speak to the physician regarding personal and family history, as well as current medications and even herbal supplements the patient might be taking. Hormone replacement therapy or HRT is not a permanent decision. Many physicians will use this treatment to improve quality of life for a period of time while changes are taking place in a woman’s body.

Please contact your physician at The Center for Women’s Health to discuss the treatment option that best suits you and your lifestyle.

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