A WOMEN’S MENOPAUSE JOURNEY CAN BE SUPPORTED THROUGH EDUCATION
Menopause is the time in a woman’s life after she hasn’t had her period for 12 months . It is a normal part of aging; however, some women can go through menopause early as a result of surgery or chemotherapy. Education can help women learn about common signs, symptoms, treatment and preventative care options, as well as questions to consider asking their doctor. Educational information on menopause and some of its more common signs and symptoms are below. Remember to raise the topic of menopause with your healthcare provider if you need more education on the topic.
Menopause occurs in women when the body slows its production of estrogen and other hormones. A key transition in a woman’s life – the experience of menopause is different for all.
Hot flashes are the most common symptoms of menopause. You may hear the medical term vasomotor symptoms or VMS to describe them.
The word osteoporosis literally translates to “porous bones.” It is a disease of the bones that causes them to become weaker and more likely to break.
Vaginal atrophy is a medical condition associated with menopause in which the vagina can become thin, dry and inflamed.