Menopause: How Will I Know?

Menopause is a normal stage in a woman's life and though adjusting to it can be difficult in the beginning, the transition can be made so much easier with the help of your Fort Worth, TX, OBGYN Dr. Noushin Firouzbakht.

What to Know

Everyone's experience with menopause will be unique, but there are certain factors that characterize it. As a definition, menopause marks the end of the childbearing stage of life which typically means the cessation of a menstrual cycle. Menopause is considered to have begun once 12 menstrual cycles have been missed.

For the vast majority of women, this change occurs somewhere between the ages of 40 and 60 years of age, with the average age being around 52.

Perimenopause is the transitional period prior to the onset of menopause, and it's when some of the symptoms attributed to menopause begin to manifest.


Menopause occurs naturally with age, but symptoms typically associated with menopause can also occur as a result of a hysterectomy or cancer treatment with chemotherapy. The symptoms are a result of hormone fluctuation and can include hot flashes, vaginal dryness, mood changes, bone loss, and sleep issues, among others.

While it is not possible to reverse the condition, your OBGYN does offer a variety of treatments that can help alleviate many of the more annoying and uncomfortable symptoms of menopause.

How Your OBGYN Can Help

Your doctor will typically recommend lifestyle changes such as improving your diet and getting more experience and sleep, along with abandoning bad habits, like smoking.

These changes, along with medication and other treatments, such as hormone therapy, can greatly improve your quality of life and make the transition a lot easier.

Menopause Treatment in Fort Worth, TX

If menopause is in your near future, or you are already struggling with the symptoms, you can find relief by scheduling a visit in Fort Worth, TX, with Dr. Firouzbakht by dialing (817) 878-2667.

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