Menopause

What Is Menopause?

looking for Menopause Treatment  in Gurgaon? Menopause signals the end of your menstrual cycle. When a woman has not had a single period cycle for 12 months, it is known as menopause. It can occur anytime between 45 and 50 years old. The process occurs in three stages. The period resulting in menopause is known as perimenopause. Menopause is when you stop having your cycles. And lastly, post-menopause is the stage after a year without a menstrual period.

How Do We Diagnose Menopause?

To diagnose menopause, Dr. Preeti Rastogi will follow the given steps:

  1. Hormone Tests: Our experts may order hormone tests to check your FSH or follicle-stimulating hormones and estrogen levels. This is because FSH levels will rise, and estrogen levels will fall during menopause. They may also ask for a TSH, or thyroid-stimulating hormone test, as hypothyroidism shows similar symptoms to menopause.
  2. Physical Examination: We will ask about the patient’s last period date and the frequency of their symptoms. Before you visit your doctor, note your last period date, check for irregularities, and notice symptoms such as hot flashes, sleeping problems, spotting, etc.

For a proper diagnosis of your symptoms, you can consider Dr. Preeti Rastogi. We offer specialists who understand your needs and deliver the best solutions.

Symptoms Of Menopause

If you notice the following symptoms, your body might be making the transition to menopause.

  1. Hot Flashes: When someone feel warmth all over their body, they experience vasomotor symptoms or hot flashes.
  2. Irregular Period: Irregularity in your periods or changes in the flow, such as when they are lighter or heavier.
  3. Sleep Problems: Some people develop insomnia or sleeping problems during menopause.
  4. Mood Changes: One of the prominent symptoms is mood change, such as mood swings or irritation. Some may even experience depression.
  5. Vaginal Dryness: Women may experience vaginal dryness during menopause, causing trouble having sexual intercourse.

You must contact your doctor if you notice any of the following symptoms. Dr. Preeti Rastogi and her experienced team deliver a personalized treatment plan.

Our Treatment For Menopause

You do not need medical treatment for menopause but rather a treatment that helps alleviate your symptoms and helps you monitor or prevent long-lasting conditions that come with aging.

Supportive Treatment: Exercise, dietary changes, preventing hot flashes, support groups, and prescription medications are the best non-hormonal therapies.

Medical Treatment

  1. Hormone Therapy: To treat hot flashes caused by menopause, we recommend estrogen therapy based on the person’s medical history and family. To relieve your condition, we will give you the smallest dose of estrogen for a short time. Individuals with a uterus must take it along with progestin.
  2. Low-Dose Antidepressants: Antidepressants help lower hot flashes. If you cannot take estrogen or have a mood disorder, you can take a low dose of antidepressants.
  3. Vaginal Estrogen: Estrogen is administered directly to the vagina as a vaginal tablet, ring, or cream to deal with vaginal dryness. With this treatment, the vaginal tissues will absorb estrogen in low amounts, which will help with painful sex or urinary problems.
  4. Clonidine: It is a patch or pill to treat increased blood pressure and hot flashes.

Book an appointment.

If you are looking for assistance with menopause, you can schedule an appointment with Dr. Preeti Rastogi and our team of experts. We have over 25 years of gynecology experience and offer a specialized treatment plan to relieve menopausal symptoms.