Menopause refers to the end of a woman’s menstrual cyclesthat begin with puberty, and mark the end of her reproductive years. It is accompanied by hormonal changes, reduction of estrogen and progesterone levels, leading to a number of symptoms that can cause discomfort.
Menopause begins between the ages of 40 – 58 years for most women. However, surgical factors like a total hysterectomy or medical conditions can lead to an early menopause in some.
Physical & mental symptoms of menopause:
- Vaginal dryness
- Reduced sex drive
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Irregular menstruation
- Trouble sleeping
- Crying Spells
- Changes in weight
- Urinary Incontinence
Every woman may not experience all of the above symptoms but most women will experience some of these during menopause. These can last for a few years and affect the quality of a woman’s life.
Additionally, menopause can increase the risk of the following conditions in women:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Breast Cancer
Menopause is a part of every woman’s reproductive cycle. Yet, symptoms associated with it can substantially reduce their quality of life. Fortunately, these symptoms can be managed with changes in lifestyle and medications.
At Apollo Hospitals Navi Mumbai’ Menopause clinic, a team of specialists help advise patients regarding necessary lifestyle changes and prescribe medications to help women lead a healthy and functional life during and after Menopause.
Expert gynaecologists with decades of experience, along with specialists like dietician, psychologists and our state-of-the-art technology, provide patients with comprehensive care under one roof.