Menopause is part of a woman’s life cycle, but coping with the side effects can be challenging. At her practice in Denver, Colorado, Dr. Alexis Michopoulos, DO, works with women to diagnose and treat the symptoms of menopause, including hot flashes, mood changes (iritability/depression/anxiety), decreased libido,and weight gain. She also treats the not so well known symptoms of menopause such as:
Dr. Michopoulos can make personalized treatment recommendations and help you feel better. Call the office today to request a menopause consultation, or book your appointment online.
Menopause occurs when a woman goes 12 full months without having a menstrual period. It’s a natural part of getting older that marks the end of the reproductive years.
For many women, the transition to menopause takes months or even years. During this time (and throughout the transition), it’s normal to experience a wide range of symptoms that affect your mood, health, and quality of life.
There are many symptoms of menopause include the following:
The transition to menopause affects everyone differently. The menopausal transition most often begins between ages 45 and 55. On average, it usually lasts about 7.5 years but can be longer for some women.
Perimenopause can occur up to 10 years prior to menopause, for some women starting in their early to mid 30's. Fortunately, various treatments can balance your hormones and help you feel better.
Dr. Michopoulos reviews your medical records and asks a series of questions about your symptoms. She will also do a series of testing to rule out any other causes of your symptoms and change in menstrual cycle.
Depending on your age, symptoms, and health history, Dr. Michopoulos may order additional testing, such as a pelvic exam, or an ultrasound.
Dr. Michopoulos offers various treatments to help manage the symptoms of menopause. She may recommend:
Dr. Michopoulos does not recommned the same plan for each patient. She comes up with a very specific approach for you and works closely with you to refine it.
Call the practice of Alexis Michopoulos, DO, today to receive treatment for menopause, or book your appointment online.