Menopause is the stage of a woman’s life that signals the end of fertility. Once it is complete, a woman no longer has menstrual cycles and cannot become pregnant through natural means. While this is a natural process, some women can experience difficult and unpleasant symptoms as it is happening, due hormonal imbalance. If you are experiencing mood swings, hot flashes, and other symptoms, we can provide you with treatments to help you regain your control.


How Does Menopause Occur?

The onset of menopause, called perimenopause, typically begins between the ages of 45 and 55 on average. It can be earlier for some women and later for others. It begins with some telltale symptoms including mood swings, hot flashes, and sometimes urinary incontinence. This condition develops into full menopause when a woman has gone 12 months without a menstrual period.

What Are the Signs of Menopause?

Symptoms of menopause or perimenopause can include night sweats, weight gain, hot flashes, changes in mood, thinning hair and vaginal dryness. Some women also experience some measure of incontinence. Each woman has her own individual group of symptoms, which can appear at different times over the course of menopause.

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How Do We Address This Issue?

We have a caring and sensitive staff that can help you through all phases of this period in your life. We can recommend treatments to regulate your hormones and suggest changes in your diet that may make this transition period easier. As a member of Montecito Concierge Medicine, you can be confident that we will be tracking your progress regularly, and we will be here anytime you need us for help managing your symptoms.

Menopause Management in Santa Barbara

You deserve to be well taken care of as you move through the phases of menopause, and when you are a member of Montecito Concierge Medicine, that is exactly what will happen. To learn more about how our services will work for you, contact us for a simple, no-pressure 15-minute consultation with Dr. Alan J. Viglione. To get started, simply fill out and submit the form below or call us at (805) 892-6500.