Menopause

Menopause is the permanent end of menstruation and fertility in women and is a normal biological process.  Menopause can be caused by various different causes including the natural decline of reproductive hormones, a hysterectomy, and chemotherapy or radiation therapy to name a few.

Symptoms

  • Irregular periods
  • Decreased fertility
  • Hot flashes
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Mood swings
  • Increased abdominal fat
  • Thinning hair
  • Loss of breast fullness

 

It is always best to check with your physician if you are experiencing any of these symptoms.  Your doctor may need to do an evaluation including blood work to make a diagnosis.  To read about more about menopause, click here.