Questions to Ask About Menopause

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For many women, menopause is a very trying time. We suddenly suffer from mood swings while tossing, turning and sweating at night. At Anazao MD, we’d like to offer you hope. Perhaps you have questions about this new phase of your life. We understand, and we’re here to answer them all.

What Can I Do About My Reduced Libido?

One of the most difficult transitions women go through during menopause is a lack of interest in sex. This may be caused by a reduced level of estrogen in your bloodstream. But it’s just as likely to be caused by low testosterone. It’s important to have your hormone levels tested so the cause of your symptoms can be treated. Don’t forget to mention any vaginal dryness. This may be a sign of a serious underlying medical condition.

Do I Need to Start Taking Aspirin Daily?

It’s a common misconception that every aging person should take a baby aspirin every day to mitigate the risk of heart disease and strokes. In truth, daily aspirin isn’t right for everyone. Talk to our doctor if you take blood thinners, have stomach ulcers or have a history of blood clotting issues. If your blood clots while you’re taking aspirin, stomach bleeding can occur. This is particularly true if you’re on an MAOI.

What Can I Do to Treat My Symptoms?

Low libido isn’t the only symptom of menopause. Other symptoms include hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, depression, anxiety, sudden weight gain and loss of bone density. These symptoms are caused by hormonal imbalances. But not all hormone replacement therapy is created equally. Make sure you understand your options and what treatments are available.

Am I at a Healthy Weight?

Heart disease and cancer are the two leading causes of death in the United States. Your risk of both of these conditions increases when you carry excess fat. If you’re not at a healthy weight, now is the time to start exercising more regularly and eating healthier. This is especially important because menopause can slow your metabolism and change where your body stores its excess fat.

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At Anazao MD in Steamboat Springs, we want you to enjoy every phase of your life. To learn more about the changes your body is going through and how you can manage menopause symptoms, contact us today to schedule an appointment. We look forward to speaking with you!

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