For many women, menopause comes with an array of problematic symptoms and physical changes. At Premier Obstetrics & Gynecology, our providers help patients throughout the Greater Metro Orlando area receive the care they need to alleviate menopause symptoms. Patients can visit the office location in Maitland, Oviedo, or Lake Mary, Florida offices today.
Menopause signifies the beginning of a period of female health when functional eggs are no longer being produced. There are roughly 1 to 3 million functioning eggs within the ovaries at the time of a woman’s birth. This number goes down to about 400,000 by the time she hits puberty. Less than 10,000 functioning eggs remain when a woman enters menopause. While some of the eggs are lost during monthly ovulation, much more are lost through a process referred to as atresia. Undeveloped ovaries deteriorate and are then re-absorbed into the woman’s body, this is ovarian follicle atresia. As menopause begins to approach, eggs being produced are also resistant to FSH, or follicle-stimulating hormones. Additionally, the ovaries begin to severely reduce estrogen production and testosterone production goes down as well. All these fluctuations combined tend to cause the unwanted symptoms associated with menopause.
While many women can experience no symptoms at all, several women go through very unpleasant symptoms as menopause begins. Symptoms can also vary from woman to woman, but the most common include:
A woman’s everyday life can be interrupted by menopausal symptoms when the fluctuations are very severe. There are many options available which can assist to eliminate or lessen the symptoms. Options typically include:
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