Menopause is a natural transition in a woman’s life when her ability to produce eggs and her monthly menstrual activity begins to decrease, and over time eventually stops. Menopause; also called the ‘change of life’ typically occurs between the ages of 40 and 55. Marked by decreasing menstruation in the amount of flow and duration, and can even be marked by irregular menstrual cycles.

Symptoms of menopause are the result of the body’s hormone level changes in estrogen and progesterone. These hormones, produced by the ovaries, gradually decrease in levels as women age.

Menopause is a natural part of a woman’s life and does not need to be prevented. However, there are options to help reduce or eliminate some of the symptoms that come with her menopausal transition.

Some classic signs or symptoms of Menopause include:
Hot Flashes
Vaginal dryness
Mood changes
Reduction of libido [sex drive] (site link)
Increased risk for osteoporosis (site link) Increased cholesterol levels (site link)

To help you understand if you’re undergoing menopause, Dr. Sarma can administer tests to help measure your hormone levels. This process includes a thorough medical history, physical examination, urine, pap smear, and blood tests.