Archive | September 2021

Look, It’s Probably Perimenopause

Dr. Swica in an interview on HelloGloria.com

The following is an excerpt of the interview.
Click here to see the entire piece on hellogloria.com

by Karen Russo

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“Aside from the ‘classic’ symptoms of hot flashes and night sweats, many women experience increased anxiety, depression, poorer sleep, worsening migraine headaches, difficulties with executive functioning and concentration, worsening PMS symptoms, hair loss, increasing bladder irritability or more frequent urinary tract infections, low libido, vulvar irritation, and dryness or pain with vaginal sex. These symptoms can build gradually or be intermittent, and can begin while a woman is still having regular menstrual cycles — which can be very confusing for women and also for their doctors,” says Dr. Swica. “How can these symptoms be due to menopause if a woman is still having regular cycles? The symptoms must be due to something else, like a thyroid, adrenal, autoimmune, or psychiatric disorder.  However, menopause, like puberty, is a multi-year process. During that process, women can experience many unpleasant and even disabling symptoms. The transition to, and away from, fertility does not happen overnight.  Fortunately, we now know more and have effective options for treating the problems women face as they move through the perimenopausal transition.”
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This was an excerpt of the interview.
Click here to see the entire piece on hellogloria.com

This entry was posted on September 16, 2021.