The average age of menopause is 51, but you may experience menopausal symptoms for years before that. If you’re struggling with hot flashes, night sweats, and other unwelcome symptoms, OB/GYN Niyati Davda, MD, at Davda Medical Group can address your condition so you feel like yourself again. Call the practice, which is conveniently located in Piscataway, New Jersey, or book a menopause consultation online.
Menopause is a natural life transition that OB/GYNs define as missing a period for 12 consecutive months. Menopause comes on gradually beginning in your late 30s and 40s during a phase called perimenopause. I
In perimenopause, your ovaries make less and less estrogen. This decline in estrogen can cause a host of unwelcome side effects.
Given these changes, menopause is an excellent time for an overall health checkup at Davda Medical Group. You can count on Dr. Davda to recommend the proper screening tests and therapies to promote your well-being.
Menopause is a uniquely individual stage. Your menopausal symptoms may be different than the ones your friends are experiencing. Still, some common menopausal symptoms include:
Happily, some of these symptoms, such as hot flashes, tend to go away after menopause.
Declining estrogen levels heighten your risk of heart disease and osteoporosis, among other health conditions. You also can expect rapid bone loss in the first several years after menopause, which is also related to declining estrogen.
Too much bone loss can raise your risk of osteoporosis, making you more susceptible to broken bones. Because of this, Dr. Davda may recommend a bone density screening to check on the health of your bones. She also recommends preventive treatment, as needed.
Taking simple steps can improve your emotional and physical health during menopause. Dr. Davda encourages you to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle. She recommends vitamins or supplements, such as vitamin D and calcium, to prevent bone loss.
Dr. Davda may suggest a blood test to evaluate your hormone levels. If your estrogen is low, she may recommend hormone therapy. Hormone therapy works by restoring the hormones your body is no longer making, or making too little of. The therapy includes estrogen alone or estrogen and progestin together.
There's no need to suffer from menopausal symptoms when Davda Medical Group offers expert care to safeguard your health and well-being. Call today or book a consultation online with Dr. Davda.