Mile High Magazine 10/01/2023 Menopause Awareness Month

Guest: Dr. Terry Dunn, owner of Foothills Urogynecology October is Menopause awareness month and women are underserved and the lack of information on it.  Many women do not ask their doctor about their symptoms and just assume it is part of the aging process.  About 30-40 years of a women’s life is in menopause. Perimenopause is the period right before menopause;  periods start to change, not sleeping as well, moody, and gaining weight are all early symptoms.  Symptoms of menopause could be hot flashes, trouble sleeping, brain fog, irritability, and other health related issues.  There are ways to help treat symptoms such as hormone replacement therapy, creams, dissolvable pills, the women needs to work with her doctor to find the right fit.  Weight baring exercise is also good, such as walking.  Watching your diet is also import.  The average age of menopause starts in a women’s 50’s and they should start having conversations with their doctor during their annual check up in their 40’s.

Published: Monday, October 02, 2023   |   Runtime: 15:57