Menopause Care

Often called “the change of life,” menopause marks the official end of a woman’s reproductive years when her menstrual cycles stop. It is a natural part of life. Signs of perimenopause, or the time leading up to menopause, include hot flashes, difficulty sleeping, and vaginal or urinary tract changes. Some women become depressed during menopause from a lack of estrogen, because the production of this female hormone sharply decreases at this stage of life. Women should also be aware of the health risks associated with menopause because of the decreased estrogen levels, such as the risk of osteoporosis or heart disease.

You should see a specialist if you want to discuss hormone replacement therapy or to help you manage the symptoms of menopause, which can be an emotional time. Our caring staff at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital for Women is here to help.

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