Menopause is a natural part of a woman’s life. During your reproductive years, your ovaries ovulate and also produce hormones such as estrogen and progesterone. As you age, your production of hormones decline until the ovaries can no longer ovulate. When this happens, you will no longer menstruate or be able to get pregnant. This is called menopause. This process is not an illness and most women do not have any problems, however, in other women the decline in hormone levels can lead to fatigue, insomnia, hot flashes, mood changes, skin changes and debilitating pelvic pain. When these symptoms are severe enough to interfere with your quality of life, you should discuss them with your doctor.
If you think you are experiencing problematic symptoms of menopause, contact our practice at 407.303.2780 to schedule an appointment.