Treatment for Menopause
Menopause is the stopping of menstrual periods and occurs when a woman's hormone production drops below the level required for menstruation. In most cases, menopause is a normal part of aging but other causes include:
- Medication, such as chemotherapy
- Radiation therapy
- Surgery, such as a hysterectomy
Menopause may trigger a variety of symptoms including mood swings, hot flashes, sleep disturbances, or changes in sexual desire or pleasure. The drop in hormone levels sometimes leads to lasting bone problems.
Physicians affiliated with New York Methodist suggest a variety of ways for patients to manage symptoms and live more comfortably with menopause. The object of our physicians is to find a proper balance of lifestyle modifications and medications to help patients to feel better. Lifestyle modifications often recommended include:
- Quit Smoking
The potential long-term consequences of menopause include an increased risk of osteoporosis or thinning of the bones.
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