Women’s Midlife Health
Shelbyville Menopause Health Services
Menopause usually begins between the ages of 45 and 55, but it can begin
even in a woman’s 40’s or as late as age 60. This is a challenging
time physically, mentally, and emotionally. At Major Health Partners,
our compassionate team of healthcare professionals can help you prepare
for perimenopause and menopause and manage the symptoms.
How to Tell if Menopause Has Begun
Menopause is officially diagnosed when a woman has not had a period for
12 months, but this does not mean the symptoms will begin right away.
Some women do not start experiencing menopause symptoms until long after
menopause has started.
- Some signs you have entered menopause include:
- Hot flashes
- Irregular vaginal bleeding
- Vaginal dryness
- Weight gain
- Mood swings
- Night sweats
- Urinary incontinence
These symptoms can last for several months or several years, it depends
on how long it takes your body to adjust to the new estrogen levels. You
should schedule an appointment with your primary care physician or gynecologist
if you suspect menopause has begun. These symptoms can be difficult to
deal with, but there are several treatments available to make them more
Other Midlife Health Problems for Women
Health risks start to increase after age 40. In addition to preparing for
and treating menopause symptoms, you will also need to start receiving
health assessments and screenings for cancer, bladder function, and heart
disease. While these are serious health conditions, they can be treated
and prevented if the warning signs are detected early enough.
- Our midlife health services team can help stay on top of all the medical
issues you need to be aware of as you reach these years.