Menopause is a point in a woman’s life where she stops having periods. This happens because the ovaries stop producing the normal amounts of progesterone and estrogen hormones. The average age for natural menopause in Singapore is 49 years. While genetic factors play a significant role in determining the age at which a woman reaches menopause, lifestyle factors like smoking can make it start earlier for some.
Most ladies go through this stage with little to no issues at all, while some unfortunately experience disruptive symptoms that call for medical assistance. Common symptoms include, heart palpitations, hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia,mood swings, lethargy and lower backaches.
Female sexual issues may also follow after menopause due to a decrease in estrogen levels.Painful intercourse, libido problems and intimacy issues are just some of the concerns that a woman may experience, and the severity may increase with time. These problems can be addressed with the help of your primary care physician or a gynaecologist for specialized care.
Furthermore, a woman may also experience menopausal symptoms that would require in-depth management such as a pelvic mass, post-menopausal or unexplained vaginal bleeding, and other medical issues that must be addressed by surgical intervention.
Tests and Diagnostic Examinations associated with Menopause care may include:
Bone Mass Density Measurement
Reaching this health milestone is also a time for women to reassess their health. Menopausal women can always choose to ensure that they have a good quality of life with the help of professional care. Don’t let the stigma of menopause make you dread the coming changes; rather, prepare for it! Book your appointment with Dr. Pamela Tan today.