“The key to feeling your best starts with forming a partnership with a doctor who has experience with the safest hormone therapy options. I have been treating women with menopausal symptoms for nearly 35 years and have truly perfected the art of helping women feel like themselves again with the use of bioidentical hormone therapy.”
-- Dr. Mac
Experiencing the first stages of menopause can be disruptive and may leave you questioning whether you can continue to lead the life you’ve known. Our menopause solutions help women take charge of their physical condition so they can continue to engage in a joyful, independent life with your family and friends. Through early intervention, with bioidentical hormones, Dr. McLaughlin and Kristi Marsella, WHNP strive to help women cope with the challenges of aging and offers encouragement in maintaining a healthier life. Hormone replacement therapy is "personalized" and "individualized".
Causes of Menopause
According to The North American Menopause Society (NAMS), Menopause is the permanent end of menstruation confirmed after 12 months without a period or when the ovaries have been surgically removed.
Menopause is associated with a reduced ovarian function and results in lower hormone levels. There are many factors associated with an earlier age of menopause.
The median age for onset is age 51; however, premature menopause can occur under the age of 40.
Symptoms of Menopause
Menopause symptoms vary among women and range from very mild to very debilitating.
Symptoms may include:
- Irritability, Crying Spells
- Hot Flashes
- Night Sweats
- Sleep Disorders
- Urinary Incontinence
- Pain and/or Burning Upon Urination
- Decreased Sexual Desire
- Decreased Sexual Activity
- Menstrual Cycle Changes
- Forgetfulness, Fuzzy thinking, Decreased Memory
- Vaginal Dryness and Irritation
- Chronic Vaginal Yeast & Bacterial Infections
- Heart Palpitations
- Depression, Anxiety or Nervousness
- Joint Pain
- Increased Food Cravings, Stubborn Weight Gain
- Hair Loss