menopause treatment and support

Menopause Treatment & Support

Menopause is the time in a woman’s life when she stops having periods.  This can be an emotional time for women and comes with many physical symptoms.  Our midwives are here to support you through this significant time in your life.

How to Know You’re Entering Menopause

As you enter your late 40’s, you may experience irregular menstrual cycles as well as mood swings, fatigue, increased premenstrual symptoms, or weight changes. These symptoms are all consistent with perimenopause, the years before menopause. When you have gone 12 months without a period, then menopause has occurred.

Our Approach to Menopause Treatment

Symptoms of menopause can range from none in some women to a multitude of issues in others. Typical symptoms include hot flashes, night sweats, sleep disturbances, vaginal dryness, depression, or trouble with concentration.

There are different approaches to handling the symptoms of menopause, including diet, exercise, and hormone replacement therapy. The providers at Northern Colorado Women’s Wellness are all female and some have personal experience with the symptoms of menopause, so they truly understand what you’re experiencing.  As a small, independent practice, we pride ourselves on knowing our patients as individuals and working closely together to with our patients to provide any needed emotional support or treatment of menopause symptoms.

Frequently asked questions

When does menopause typically occur?

The average age of women when they reach menopause is 51 years, but the onset typically occurs between the ages of 45 to 55.

Is bleeding after menopause normal?

Any bleeding after menopause is abnormal and should be reported to us so we can assess it and provide any treatment as necessary.

Although the menstrual period may become irregular during perimenopause, you should be alert for abnormal bleeding, which can signal a problem not related to perimenopause. A good rule to follow is to call our office if you notice any of the following changes in your monthly cycle:

  • Very heavy bleeding
  • Bleeding that lasts longer than normal
  • Bleeding that occurs more often than every 3 weeks
  • Bleeding that occurs after sex or between periods

How can I learn more about menopause?

To learn more about menopause, we recommend joining our email list and following our blog - we often post articles and news related to menopause and perimenopause.  You can subscribe to our email list using the form in the the footer of this page.

Additionally, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has the following resources for women: