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Menopause: Why it happens and how to handle it?

Menopause is a normal condition that all women experience as they age. The term “menopause” can describe any of the changes a woman goes through either just before or after she ceases menstruating, marking the end of her reproductive period.

Let us explain further what menopause is. Most women experience menopause after the age of 40 but sometimes, women can go through menopause early, either as a result of surgery or damage in the ovaries. Either way, we can call it premature menopause.

Now that we know what menopause is, let’s discuss what the symptoms of menopause are. You need to be vigilant of these symptoms and always consult your physician if you experience any of the following:

  • Irregular Periods (Skipping periods)
  • Night Sweats
  • Hot Flashes /Chills
  • Sleep problems
  • Mood swings
  • Change in weight / Metabolism
  • Loss of breast fullness
  • Vaginal Dryness
  • Hair thinning and/or dry skin

Always consult your doctor if you experience any of the following above. Schedule an appointment with your healthcare provider right away!

In addition to the importance of being properly diagnosed with Menopause, After Menopause you are at an increased risk for developing certain medical conditions. Some of which can be serious if not treated professionally.

  • Heart and Blood Vessel Disease
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Osteoporosis
  • Weight Gain
  • Sexual Dysfunction

Scary isn’t it? But, don’t fret as there are many treatments available already that could help you undergo this stage in your life. The available treatment as of today includes the following:

  • Hormone Therapy
  • Vaginal Estrogen
  • Several types of oral medications
  • Oral Medications or Patches for hot flashes
  • Medication to either prevent or slow down Osteoporosis
  • Low-Dose Antidepressants

It has been proven that any of these treatment options together with proper exercise and healthy eating habits will drastically improve your physical and emotional wellbeing during your Menopause cycle. The team at Myerlee Pharmacy offer great support and advice for your prescription needs in your treatment of Menopause.

You can reach us by phone at 239-482-3022 or contact us with your Menopause medication questions at 1826 Boy Scout Dr. in Fort Myers. Call us today!