Menopause services offered in Dayton, OH

Menopause is a natural transition in a woman’s life, but the changes it brings can be uncomfortable and disruptive. Get the support you need by partnering with Carrie Cogley, APRN, of Primrose Women's Health in Dayton, Ohio. When you’re ready to explore treatments that can ease your menopause journey, call or click to set up a visit. 

When does menopause occur?

Menopause is a natural time of transition in a woman’s life, and marks the end of her reproductive years. Most women enter menopause between the ages of 45 and 55, but some notice changes years earlier. Menopause technically begins once 12 months have passed without having a menstrual cycle.

For some, menopause does not present significant challenges. Other women experience a number of troubling changes that make it hard to enjoy normal routines. Your experience of menopause can differ from other women in your family, even close relatives. 

Just because menopause is natural does not mean you have to accept these changes as an inevitable part of growing older. Treatments can help you navigate this time of transition with ease. 

What are some indications I might be entering menopause?

Knowing what to look for can help you better understand the changes you’re experiencing and decide when to seek care. Signs of menopause include:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Headaches
  • Weight gain
  • Brain fog
  • Dry skin
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Low sex drive
  • Sleep disruption
  • Mood swings

If you notice these changes, reach out to Primrose Women’s Health to schedule a diagnostic exam. Your practitioner can order blood testing to determine your current hormone levels and discuss various ways to relieve symptoms. 

How is menopause treated?

Decreased hormone production is the cause of the symptoms outlined above. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is the primary treatment for menopause and works by administering supplemental hormones to balance your natural production levels. 

HRT often requires a process of trial and error to reach optimal dosage levels. Be patient as you move through the process, and keep track of all changes in your symptoms. Carrie can adjust your therapy to better align with your needs. 

You might also choose individual treatments to address specific issues. Things like headaches, sleep issues, and vaginal dryness can be resolved through nonhormonal therapies. 

When you’re ready to learn more, booking a visit is as easy as a quick visit to the online scheduling page. You can also call the friendly office staff during normal business hours to check appointment availability.