The transition to menopause is known as perimenopause. During this time, a woman may experience a wide variety of symptoms as the ovaries begin to make less estrogen. A woman reaches full menopause when the ovaries stop releasing eggs all together.
Perimenopause may last one to two years before full menopause is reached, and can yield a wide variety of changes to the body. Our Chicago Gynecologist can help you to understand and better manage the changes that are associated with perimenopause. Keep reading our Chicago Gynecology blog to learn more about the signs and symptoms related to menopause, and how our team of physicians and staff can help you throughout the process.
What Are the Symptoms of Menopause?
While no two women will experience the same symptoms related to perimenopause and menopause, there are symptoms that are more common than others. Some of the most common menopause symptoms include:
- Irregular periods
- Hot flashes which make the whole body feel hot
- Cold sweats
- Night sweats
- Dry vaginal tissue
- Vaginal infections
- Increase in urinary tract infections (UTI’s)
- Fat gain and muscle loss
During a consultation with one of our Discovery Medical Center physicians, we will be able to discuss your own personal menopause symptoms. From the understanding of your own unique symptoms, we will be able to help create a treatment plan that is tailored to your individual needs. You do not have to be alone with menopause symptoms—let our Chicago Gynecologist help you navigate the changes.
Learn More about Arrowhead Women’s Center
If you would like to learn more information about what you can expect during menopause, please contact our team at Discovery Medical Center. We will answer all of your questions related to menopause and all of the treatments and services we have available at our Chicago Women’s Health clinic.
At Discovery Medical Center, we are dedicated to helping women through each stage of health. With our menopause management techniques, we can help you to adjust to new changes in your body with ease. Contact our team at Discovery Medical Center today at 773-687-9490 to learn more about menopause, hormone replacement therapy (HRT), and our services.