Why Talking to Your Doctor About Menopause Should Be Empowering
In an effort to close the gap of information that women experience regarding menopause, the journal JAMA published what it’s calling the JAMA Patient Page.
The page clearly outlines not only how a woman’s body changes during menopause, but also makes it a point to explain that there are treatment options for women who experience severe symptoms.
“Women should not suffer in silence,” said Sardar Khan of Stony Brook University School of Medicine in New York, a co-author of the 2016 review, to Reuters Health. “The days are gone when we accept these symptoms as merely signs of aging.”
The page acts as a resource that women can reference when they’re speaking through symptoms with their doctors.
The onset of menopause usually happens between the age of 44 and 55 for women. Symptoms can include hot flashes, vaginal dryness and symptoms as severe as vaginal burning or persistent pain when urinating.
JAMA’S patient page lists the most common treatments for a woman’s more extreme menopause symptoms, as well as advice on when to see a doctor.
By Vivian Nunez
Originally published on HelloFlo.