WHAT Is Menopause?
Physical and emotional symptoms caused by declining hormone levels can affect your quality of life, personal relationships, and your ability to enjoy intimacy. The caring, compassionate Dr Karen Oswald can put together a customized treatment plan to help you manage debilitating menopause symptoms. Feel like yourself again sooner.
Your vaginal tissue naturally loses collagen and elastin as you age, leading to vaginal dryness, sexual discomfort, urinary incontinence, and more. There are vaginal rejuvenation options to make you good about yourself.
Just like your skin, your vaginal tissue loses its natural collagen and elasticity as you age. Other factors such as menopause and childbirth can also impact the way your vagina looks and feels.
Some of the following changes may even affect your quality of life:
- Vaginal dryness
- Urinary incontinence
- Decreased sexual sensation
- Loss of structure of the labia
- Vaginal laxity
- Non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation uses laser or radiofrequency to stimulate collagen production in your vaginal tissue, which can tighten your vagina and lead to more fulfilling sexual intimacy.
Suffering menstrual irregularities?
Your menstrual cycle can tell you a lot about what’s going on inside your body. While most women experience a cycle that ranges anywhere from 21 to 35 days each month, any noticeable change in your monthly period is considered a menstrual irregularity. That’s why it’s important to track the start and end dates of your menstrual cycle each month. Some of the most common irregular menstrual cycle signs include:
- A missed period
- A heavy flow
- A very light flow
- Spotting between periods
- Nausea or vomiting
- Painful periods
Causes of menstrual irregularities?
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Endometriosis is a condition that occurs when the endometrial tissue that lines the uterus starts to grow outside the uterus, rather than breaking down during menstruation. It can even begin attaching to the ovaries, fallopian tubes, or intestines. This can cause a breadth of menstrual irregularities, including heavy bleeding, missed periods, severe pain, and extreme bloating.
There are many other reasons why you may experience an irregular menstrual cycle.
Make sure you contact Géniale Women’s Health Clinic if you notice any concerning changes.
Most birth control pills contain the hormones estrogen and progestin, which can cause irregular periods. If you’ve just started a new birth control, it may take up to three months for your body to get used to the hormone changes. Likewise, when going off of birth control you can experience menstrual irregularities for up to six months.
Hormone disorders of the thyroid or pituitary gland may cause irregular periods.
Stress, weight loss, weight gain, diet changes, and lack of sleep can all impact your menstrual cycle.
Uterine fibroids or polyps
Uterine polyps, or fibroids, are noncancerous growths in the uterus that may cause heavy bleeding or severe cramping during your period.
How are menstrual irregularities diagnosed and treated?
How your irregular menstrual cycle is diagnosed and treated depends entirely on your medical history, symptoms, and other factors. Track any concerns you have, including flow changes, uterine pain, severe bloating, and more.
The team may recommend a pap smear and pelvic exam, in addition to a physical examination. During this visit, your doctor examines your medical history, ask you questions about your diet and lifestyle habits, and they may order one or more of the following tests:
- Vaginal cultures
- Pelvic ultrasound
- Endometrial biopsy
- Blood tests
Every treatment at Géniale is personalised for the individual client. We invite you to make an appointment today. Come and meet our highly experienced team to discuss your treatment options.
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