What is it?

By menopause we mean the date of the last menstruation and, respectively, the definitive cessation of menstruation itself. In the past, this change and the important symptoms related to it were experienced as a natural passage of life. Today, after menopause women are aware that they can and should still play an active role in society for many years to come.

Today's reality compared to the past has brought about several changes and new expectations.

More and more women, in fact, turn to us even with the request for offspring near the exhaustion of reproductive capacity. In this changed social context, the contribution of adequate information and support that takes into account personal and clinical history becomes important. To each woman, we provide all the information necessary to understand the possible physical and mental changes, prevention and, first of all, possible therapeutic paths.

Based on the onset, menopause can be defined as:

  • early, if it occurs before the age of 40
  • premature, before the age of 45
  • physiological, between 46 and 52 years old
  • late, after the age of 53.

Causes and risk factors

Many factors influence its onset: hereditary, ethnic, lifestyle (smoking and social discomfort anticipate it), late puberty and number of pregnancies. Perimenopause is a particularly critical period for the appearance of multiple symptoms the severity and frequency of which is highly subjective but affects more than 75% of women.

Which are the symptoms?

Symptoms determined by hormone deficiency that are most frequently found in menopausal women are as follows:

  • hot flashes and night sweats
  • weight gain and abdominal fatness
  • mood lability, anxiety, depression and memory loss

However, different systems are also affected by hormone deficiency (osteo-articular, cardiovascular, urogenital, as well as integumentary and especially the skin), with the consequent establishment of diseases such as osteoporosis, diabetes, hypertension, skin aging, urinary dysfunction and sexuality disorders.

How is it treated?

The prevention strategies and therapies that can be proposed for the management of climacteric symptoms are numerous and range from hormonal therapies to phytotherapy offering wide therapeutic spaces. It is appropriate to use personalized approach that takes into account the particularity and uniqueness of each individual and his or her unique clinical and personal history.

In the Menopause Center of our Institute, we offer the professionalism to accompany you in this particular phase of life and the multidisciplinary approach necessary for the management of any problem.

Are you interested in receiving the treatment?

Contact us and we will take care of you.