Suppose you are a female resident of Jackson, WY suffering from menopause or menopausal symptoms. In that case, you can contact Dr. Mary Girling and Dr. Camille Mellijor-Figg and their team at Jackson Hole Care for Women about what to expect during menopause.
What Is Menopause?
Menopause is a naturally occurring transitional phase in a woman’s life, usually occurring sometime after the age of 45, when your period stops. Your ovaries have stopped producing estrogen and progesterone. Consequently, it is unlikely that you will be able to bear children.
It is neither an illness nor a disease, but a part of the aging process. You have reached menopause if you have not had your period for one year. If you have kept up with your annual OBGYN appointments, it will be reasonably easy to track.
What Can I Expect During Menopause?
Menopause is often accompanied by an array of (sometimes) unpleasant signs and symptoms. These may include
- A change in your period. It may become lighter or heavier, and the timing is out of sync.
- Hot flashes where you feel like you have a fever lasting between a few seconds and a few minutes.
- Night sweats
- Trouble sleeping – this is normal for most things considered transitional
- Mood swings
- Increased facial hair and perhaps more hair loss on your head
- You may also have trouble focusing.
- Incontinence and the possibility of bladder infections
- Vaginal dryness
- Decreased libido
How Long Does Menopause Last?
Dr. Girling and Dr. Mellijor-Figg serving the women of Jackson, WY, suffering from menopause, would like you to know that menopause doesn’t last forever. The average is between four to five years, or sometimes even less than that.
You may also experience only some of the symptoms, and the good news is that although menopause is not a disease or something to be ashamed of, there are treatment options to help you make the transition more easily. A lot depends on your lifestyle, genetics, and other factors, including whether you have had certain gynecological procedures like a hysterectomy, which may trigger early menopause.
If you believe you may be suffering from menopause in the Jackson, WY area, then contact Dr. Girling and Dr. Mellijor-Figg and their team at the Jackson Hole Care for Women to make an appointment for an assessment and a treatment plan. The number is (307) 201-1489. Reach out today and make your transition a comfortable one.