Menopause Specialist Dubai

If you haven’t gone through a menstrual period for 12 consecutive months, you might have reached the stage called menopause.

Often called the change of life, menopause is a natural part of aging and marks the end of your reproductive years. 

Read on to learn more about the menopause treatment in Dubai by Dr Pranjali Singh, menopause specialist Dubai.

What is Menopause?

Menopause is the stage that marks the end of your reproductive years. It’s diagnosed when a woman hasn’t had a menstrual period for 12 consecutive months and can no longer conceive naturally. It is a natural biological process that can happen in your 40s or 50s but can also start earlier or later in life. 

Most healthy women expect to live at least one third of their lives in the menopause

The menopausal transition can be gradual, usually beginning with changes in the menstrual cycle. ‘Perimenopause’ refers to the period from when these signs are first observed and ends one year after the final menstrual period. During this transition time before menopause, the supply of mature eggs in a woman’s ovaries diminishes and ovulation becomes irregular. Perimenopause is characterized by progressive decline in hormone levels (estrogen and progesterone).

Menopause can cause symptoms such as weight gain, hot flashes, mood swings, fatigue, vaginal dryness, and changes in sleep patterns.

             💡 Perimenopause Vs. Menopause Vs. Postmenopause

  • During perimenopause, menstrual periods become irregular, and bleeding may be lighter or heavier than usual.
  • Menopause is the absence of a period for an entire year.
  • Postmenopause refers to the years after the occurrence of menopause.

Do you Know?

  • Life expectancy for women in the US in 2021 is 79.1 years. 

  • Average age of women experiencing their final menstrual period (FMP) is 51.5 years

  • More than 1 million women in the US experience menopause each year.

  • Using age 50 as a proxy for menopause, about 25 million women pass through menopause each year

  • By 2025, an estimated 1.1 billion women worldwide will be menopausal. 

  • 85% of post-menopausal women experience menopausal symptoms in their lifetime

Symptoms of Menopause

While the symptoms of menopause vary from person to person, you might experience these signs and symptoms:

Hot flash: Most women nearing menopause will begin experiencing hot flashes. During a hot flash there is a sudden feeling of heat that spreads over the upper chest and face and in the fingers and toes, often with blushing, a racing heart, and sweating. It lasts for about 1 to 5 minutes. These flashes can range from mild in most women to severe in others.  Palpitations, chills, shivering, anxiety and irritability may be present. This frequency of symptoms ranges from one to several times per day. It is also reported most commonly at night.

Sleep Disturbance: Insomnia

Vulvovaginal Atrophy: vaginal dryness, burning, itching, and urinary symptoms (like increased urinary frequency, recurrent urinary tract infections). Vulvovaginal Changes: Low estrogen levels cause atrophic changes in vagina, vaginal dryness and dyspareunia. 

Sexual Dysfunction: low sexual desire, dyspareunia, and poor vaginal lubrication. 

Psychological symptoms: Changes in mood, depression, and/or anxiety.

Other symptoms might include:

  • Irregular periods (in pre-menopausal phase)
  • Night sweats or chills
  • Weight gain and slowed metabolism
  • Thinning hair and dry skin
  • Loss of breast fullness

Note- If you’ve skipped a period but aren’t sure if the menopausal transition has begun, consider a pregnancy test.

Diagnosis of Menopause

According to Dr Pranjali Singh, menopause specialist in Dubai, signs of menopause are usually enough to tell most women that they’ve started the menopausal transition. You can keep track of your periods and chart them as they become uneven. Talk with your gynaecologist if you have concerns about irregular periods or hot flashes. In some instances, further evaluation may be recommended.

Tests aren’t needed to diagnose menopause. But under certain circumstances, you may be recommended blood tests to check your level of:

  • Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and estrogen
  • Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH)

NB: Pregnancy should be excluded if applicable.

Treatment of Menopause in Dubai

Menopause treatments in Dubai by Dr Pranjali Singh focus on relieving your symptoms and preventing chronic conditions that may occur with aging. Dr. Pranjali, menopause specialist Dubai understands that each patient is unique, and personalized care is crucial to relieve signs and symptoms of menopause and premature menopause in Dubai. Here are some key aspects of her treatment approach:

Hormone Therapy

Estrogen therapy is the most effective treatment option for relieving hot flashes. Hormonal therapy reduces the frequency and severity of hot flashes by 75% and 87 % respectively. Depending on your medical history, Dr. Pranjali may recommend estrogen in the lowest dose and shortest time needed to relieve symptoms.

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Lifestyle Changes

Sometimes, changing your diet and lifestyle can help relieve menopause symptoms. Dr. Pranjali will guide you through adopting a balanced diet, regular exercise routine, and stress management techniques. Limiting the amount of caffeine and spicy foods can make your hot flashes less severe. Lifestyle changes like working out, quitting smoking, practicing deep breathing exercises, etc., can also help relieve several symptoms of menopause.

Other Treatments

Dr. Pranjali may prescribe medications that can also help relieve symptoms:

  • Over-the-counter gels for vaginal dryness.
  • Prescription pills, rings or creams for vaginal dryness.
  • Low-dose hormonal birth control pills for relieving hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and mood changes.
  • Low-dose antidepressants for reducing hot flashes. 
  • Calcium and Vit D and supplements for prevention of Osteoporosis.

Consult Dr. Pranjali Singh - A Menopause Specialist Dubai

If you or someone you know is struggling with symptoms of menopause, it’s essential to seek help from a knowledgeable and compassionate menopause specialist in Dubai. 

Dr. Pranjali Singh is an experienced obstetrics and gynaecology specialist in Dubai who understands the challenges women transitioning to menopause face. 

Reach out to Dr. Pranjali Singh, menopause specialist Dubai today for expert guidance and compassionate care. Remember, effective treatments can help manage your symptoms and improve your quality of life.

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