What is menopause?
All women experience menopause as they age. “Menopause” describes the changes a woman goes through just before or after she stops menstruating, marking the end of her reproductive period. Menopause happens because a woman is born with a finite number of eggs, which are stored in the ovaries. The ovaries also make the hormones estrogen and progesterone, which control menstruation and ovulation. Menopause happens when the ovaries no longer release an egg every month and menstruation stops. Some women may go through menopause early, either because of surgery (e.g., hysterectomy) or damage to the ovaries. Menopause before 40, irrespective of the cause, is called premature menopause.
Though menopause is completely normal and natural, that doesn’t make it less difficult for women. They may experience hot flashes, night sweats, pain during intercourse, anxiety, irritability, the need to urinate more, and other symptoms. If you are going through any of these difficulties or something else due to menopause, Alchemy Wellness can help.
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If you want to ease your menopausal symptoms, Alchemy Wellness may be able to help. Call us at (512) 561-0971 or request an appointment online using the form below.