Menopause, one of the natural cycles in a woman’s life, marks the end of the menstrual cycle and therefore the end of fertility. Every woman feels the effects of menopause differently. This is why a doctor’s support is effective for all women going through menopause, not just those worried about early menopause. This will relax you both mentally and physically.

How is Menopause Diagnosed?

Menopause usually occurs in women between the ages of forty-five and fifty-five. Diagnosis can be made with some laboratory tests. However, medically, a woman’s absence of menstruation for one year is proof that menopause has started. In some women, the menstrual cycle may stop suddenly, while in others it may spread over time. Decreased or increased menstrual bleeding or a change in the time between menstruation can be an indication of the onset of menopause.

Effects of Menopause on Women’s Life

Some women go through menopause quite hard, while others go through it more gently. The most common effect is hot flashes. During this period, there is also a marked increase in night sweating. Irritability, mood swings, foggy brain sensations are normal. Sexually, decreased libido, vaginal dryness and therefore painful intercourse can be observed. In addition, some patients may also complain of urinary incontinence. Rapid weight gain, osteoporosis and increased risk of cardiovascular disease may occur due to slowing metabolism.

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If you think you are at the onset of menopause or are worried about early menopause, contact us for a consultation with a doctor and functional medicine approaches.

Menopause Management with Functional Medicine Approach

The functional medicine perspective considers women’s health in menopause holistically and does not only focus on sexual health. Women’s lifestyle changes, healthy eating, regular exercise and increased activity during the day will help them to get through this period comfortably first-hand. In addition, both physiological and psychological support mechanisms with the support of doctors and therapists help women manage menopause.

Hormonal Support

For the past many years, menopausal women have been treated with hormone replacement therapy to alleviate the symptoms of menopause and maintain the integrity of women’s health. Today, since synthetic hormone therapies have been found to have the risk of triggering breast cancer, we prefer to manage this process with bioequivalent hormones instead of synthetic hormones in our clinic.

Psychological Support

In order to manage the stress and mood changes inherent in menopause, we advocate that psychological support is also invaluable during this period. This support, both for women going through menopause and for those close to them, helps women to define their identity in the new phase and to enjoy it for themselves.

Vaginal Dryness

While menopause is inevitable, it is never a process that ends a woman’s femininity. Due to the physiological effects of menopause, it may be possible for women who experience painful sexuality due to vaginal dryness to move away from sexuality. At this point, the vaginal area can be renewed by applying vaginal dryness treatment with PRP and laser technologies, again using its own natural tissue.