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Menopause is a natural part of life for every woman.

At Honu Women’s Health, we believe in providing personalized, innovative care for women in every phase of life. We understand and embrace the fact that each woman is unique, and each stage of life impacts women differently, including menopause. Not only do we want to provide compassionate and comprehensive care to our patients, but we also want to impart soundness of mind, confidence in the physical self and happiness in sexuality.

Menopause is not a disease, sickness or ailment; it is a natural progression of life. While menopause may bring on symptoms that can lead to varying levels of discomfort for many women, Honu Women’s Health offers a variety of menopause treatments that can be customized to meet your own unique needs. We pride ourselves in being able to spend substantial time listening intently to our patients and taking on your concerns as our own.

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 How do I know if I am experiencing menopause?

Menopause is not instantaneous; it is a gradual process and the transition period, often called “perimenopause,” is different for each woman. Menopause, itself, is defined as the absence of a menstrual period for 12 months. When a woman goes a year without a period, ovarian function ceases. Many of the normal reproductive hormones are no longer produced, ovulation ceases, and pregnancy is no longer possible.

On average, most women experience menopause at age 51; however, it can occur as early as the 40s or as late as the 60s. The age at which you began your menstrual period is unrelated to the age at which you will begin experiencing menopause, and there is no lab test able to predict when menopause will occur. It is only determined by the absence of a menstrual period for a year.

Symptoms and signs leading to menopause, such as menstrual cycle irregularities, can begin up to ten years before the last menstrual period. If you think you may be approaching menopause, keep reading.

 

What are the symptoms of menopause?

 The transition to menopause can manifest as a variety of uncomfortable symptoms of varying severity. For some women, there are no unpleasant indicators of menopause and they transition to this stage of life with ease. However, the majority of women do experience a variety of symptoms that can be alleviated with the help of a doctor.

  • Hot flashes.

  • Irregular vaginal bleeding

  • Mood Changes

  • Fatigue and Tiredness

  • Vaginal dryness and itching

  • Stress

These symptoms can range from being mildly uncomfortable to extremely distressing and they can come and go over an extended period of time for many women.

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What menopause treatments are available at Honu Women’s Health?

This begins by scheduling a visit, where we will evaluate your current health status and offer preventive measures to maintain good health. We will listen to your questions, concerns and issues and then work together with you to develop and implement a menopause support plan that is right for you.

The heart of our practice at Honu Women’s Health is our devotion to caring for our patients’ gynecological needs. We are here to help make your transition to menopause as comfortable as possible so that you can celebrate this next chapter in life and continue to live your life to its fullest potential.

Are you looking for reliable, evidence-based information on menopause, but don’t live in one of our licensed states? Our educational series is here to bridge that gap. No matter where you live, join our educational series to gain expert insights, practical tips, and a supportive community, empowering you to have informed discussions with your local healthcare provider. Sign Up Now! {link to the HWH Ed page on menopause}

Schedule a consultation today to start your path to wellness and learn about our personalized, combination treatment plans.