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What Can I Do To Lessen The Symptoms of Menopause?

In honour of Menopause Awareness Month, we are diving deep into the topics of peri menopause and menopause. Menopause is a natural phase of life that deserves attention, understanding, and support. Here at Sin Worthy, we hope to empower you with knowledge, strategies, and insights to make your menopause journey not just manageable, but truly transformative.

What is Menopause?

By definition, menopause is not having a period for one full year. The average age that women experience menopause is 51 years of age, however typical range tends to be between 45 and 56 years of age. Peri menopause is the period leading up to one's period stopping and can bring hormonal fluctuations which signal the transition to menopause.

Menopause isn't a one-size-fits-all experience; it's unique to each woman. Some symptoms are hardly noticeable, while others can be more uncomfortable. Symptoms can last for as little as 6 months, up to 10 years, or even longer.

stages of menopause

What are the Symptoms of Menopause?

The most common symptoms are irregular periods, hot flashes night sweats, weight gain mood swings, joint pain, fatigue, difficulty sleeping, memory problems, urinary tract infections, headaches, irritability, difficulty concentrating, anxiety and vaginal dryness

Often dismissed symptoms of menopause are breast pain, dry/itchy skin, palpitations, panic attacks, constipation, dizziness, dry mouth, dry eyes, increased belly fat, increased blood pressure, increased cholesterol, insomnia, feeling less interest in sex/ lowered libido.

What Can I Do To Lessen The Symptoms of Menopause?

It's important to know you don't have to wait until your period stops for treatment. There are things like Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), that you can inquire about with your healthcare provider and here at Sin Worthy, we have a variety of treatments and modalities that can address many of the symptoms that accompany this life stage. From hormonal fluctuations to lifestyle adjustments, we're here to provide you with evidence-based information, and expert advice. We want to help you embrace this next chapter with resilience and grace.

The Oh-Shot is a platelet rich plasma injection into the sexual organs-the clitoris and G zone which aids in lubrication, improving orgasm presentation, enhanced sensation, increased libido and urinary incontinence. It is a quick and well tolerated procedure that is completed in clinic. It can help to both empower women and enhance one's sexual confidence.

Plus 90 is a radio-frequency device which helps to re-vascularize the vaginal tissue increasing blood supply and improves nerve endings helping with overall pelvic floor health. It can help to treat symptoms of urinary incontinence, pain with intercourse, lack of sensation, postpartum pain and postpartum incision healing, along with vaginal symptoms of menopause. The treatments are customizable and can be tailored to address a woman's key concerns.

Remember, every woman's menopausal experience is unique. It's a time of transition, growth, and transformation. Sin Worthy would love to help you lessen the unwanted symptoms of menopause, all while ensuring you never feel alone on the journey.

To book your consultation with me, Nurse Practitioner Cat, click here.

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