What are the symptoms of menopause?
Menopause is characterized by physical symptoms such as hot flashes, sleep disturbance, and vaginal changes. Most women also experience emotional symptoms such as mood instability, increased anxiety, depression and even cognitive (memory) symptoms. Sexual dysfunction such as low libido and painful intercourse are also very common.
Take the Menopause IQ Test for some indication of which hormones might be deficient.
How is menopause treated?
Treatment includes lifestyle modification, education, support, medications and supplements. Hormone replacement therapy may also be an option. Balance providers believe in a conservative approach, starting with local low dose applications before moving to systemic hormone therapy and only after a thorough review of your health history, lab evaluations, concerns, symptoms, goals and risk factors.