An Overview of Menopause Treatment

Menopause. No woman looks forward to this stage of life, but it must happen for each and every woman. Menopause age varies from one woman to the next, but professionals have estimated the average age to be 51 years. No matter a woman’s age, one thing has held true over the years – the unwanted body changes. From night sweats and mood swings, to hot flashes and vaginal dryness, menopause symptoms are never enjoyable. The good news is many of these symptoms can be easily treated, including vaginal dryness with the use of MonaLisa Touch™. If you live in the Plano, Frisco and Dallas, Texas area and would like additional resources on MonaLisa Touch vaginal rejuvenation as a menopause treatment, please contact the office of Mona Lisa Partners.

What is Menopause?

Menopause is the time that marks the end of a woman’s menstrual cycles. The condition is confirmed when a woman has not had a cycle for 12 consecutive months.

What is Common Menopause Age?

Women in the United States usually experience natural menopause between the ages of 40 and 58 years. The average age has been determined in the medical field as 51 years of age. However, some women may experience the big change as early as her 30s or as late as her 60s.

There is no true way to determine menopause age. The top factor is the age a woman’s mother experienced the change. Many medical professionals believe menopause age is strongly genetically linked to a woman’s mother.

Other factors that impact menopause age include:

  • Smoking- smoking often progresses menopause
  • Chemotherapy- the chemicals associated with chemotherapy have the ability to make women experience a temporary or early menopause
  • Ovarian surgery- any surgery on the ovaries damages healthy tissue
  • Ethnicity- African-American and Hispanic women often reach menopause a little earlier than Caucasian women, with Chinese and Japanese women a little later.

What are Common Menopause Symptoms?

Menopause symptoms are caused by the female sex hormones in a constant decline. The three most common symptoms include loss of menstrual cycle, hot flashes and vaginal dryness. Other common menopause symptoms include painful intercourse caused by vaginal changes, fatigue, night sweats, insomnia, mood swings, anxiety, reduced sex drive and dry skin and hair.

MonaLisa Touch™ Vaginal Rejuvenation as a Menopause Treatment

Treating menopause symptoms is typically as easy as lifestyle changes, including a healthy diet and regular physical activity. For vaginal dryness, women can use moisturizers and non-estrogen lubricants.

If a more permanent and long-term menopause treatment is needed, the MonaLisa Touch vaginal rejuvenation system may be the perfect treatment option. MonaLisa Touch utilizes a CO2 laser system that delivers controlled energy to unhealthy vaginal tissue. The laser energy revitalizes the vaginal tissue cells and jump-starts collagen production. The additional collagen helps alleviate vaginal dryness, itching and burning.

For additional resources on common menopause treatments, or to determine if the MonaLisa Touch™ vaginal rejuvenation system can alleviate your vaginal dryness, please contact the team at Mona Lisa Partners, a group of board certified OBGYNs and urologists serving the communities of Plano, Frisco and Dallas, Texas.