Menopause Treatment Broadbeach

If you're looking for professional menopause treatment in Broadbeach, look no further than Gold Coast Women's Health. 

Menopause is a woman's last menstrual period. It can occur naturally at the expected age (48-52) or can occur due to treatment/surgery. It can also occur early/prematurely for some women. You can only be sure you've had your last menstrual period when 12 months have passed with no bleeding. Should a woman have further bleeding after this 12 months, it is important to seek medical advice.

Perimenopause is the stage before the last menstrual period occurs and can be a difficult time for some women due to hot flushes, lack of sleep, itchy skin, loss of concentration and change in mood. Some of these symptoms for some women continue beyond the last period into the post menopause.

For some women, the changes caused by the alteration in hormone levels during the perimenopause may prompt them to seek medical advice.

The most obvious of the changes at menopause is an alteration in period pattern, with eventual cessation of all periods. Whilst this can be a simple transition, some women experience difficulties with their periods, such as excessively heavy bleeding and more frequent bleeding. This may need medical intervention to prevent other problems such as iron deficiency anemia.

Hot flushes and night sweats are also a key reason for women to seek medical advice during the menopause. For some women hot flushes can cause discomfort and embarrassment. We look forward to discussing with you the various options available to help control hot flushes. There are herbal and prescription medications available (including HRT). Not all options are suitable for all women and careful discussion regarding your medical and family history is very important when helping to find the best option for each individual.

Poor sleep quality is another problem that can be directly due to falling levels of oestrogen. Sleep deprivation is significant as it can lead to other problems including mood disorders, and tiredness.

Bone density also becomes very important at this time of life. Falling oestrogen levels can trigger reduction in bone strength, and factors such as calcium in our diet, vitamin D from sunshine, and adequate exercise, also play an important role in protecting our bones. A test called a bone density reading can give an accurate assessment of this, and our doctors can guide each lady as to how to maximise her bone density, thus reducing the risk of fractures in later life

Urinary problems and vaginal dryness are also commonly experienced. There are very effective simple medications and vaginal moisturisers to reduce these problems.

Management of menopause should be tailored to the individual and our team of female doctors would love to see you and talk about the most appropriate management for your own circumstances.

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