Menopause is the stopping of a woman's reproductive ability. Menopause generally occurs during the late 40s or early 50s, signalling the end of the fertile phase of a woman's life.
The transition into menopause is normally not sudden or abrupt, and occurs over a number of years. For many women, the effects of menopause include:
- Lack of energy and fatigue
- Hot flashes
- Mood changes and irritability
- Urinary incontinence
- Joint pain, Muscle pain
- Lack of concentration
- Poor sleep patterns
- Decreased libido
Some of these symptoms can be powerful enough to significantly disrupt daily activities and sense of well-being.
Many women arrive at their menopause without knowing anything about what they might expect, or when or how the process might happen, and how long it might take. Very often a woman has not been informed in any way about this stage of life. As a result, a woman who happens to undergo a strong perimenopause with a large number of different effects, may become confused and anxious, fearing that something abnormal is happening to her.
Dr. Sejal Desai believes that it is very important to educate the patient and her family about the psychological and physiological effects of menopause. This helps the patient and her ecosystem prepare to deal with this stage of her life better.
Dr. Sejal conducts a talk for the family at which she explains the biological changes that take place during menopause and advises on the lifestyle alterations that may be needed to be made by the patient. Therapies such as Hormonal Replacement Therapy (HRT) and other treatment options are also discussed at the talk.
Loss of confidence is a commonly observed phenomemon during menopause. Also a frequent complaint at this age is urinary incontinence, which is involuntary leaking of urine especially on coughing or sneezing. Dr. Sejal helps the patient overcome these issues not only physically but mentally too. There are pathbreaking techniques of administering Botox, Fillers & Face Thread Lifts which are performed in india only at Dr. Sejal's clinic. Dr. Sejal Desai is one of the pioneers in India of TVT-O, which is a day-care procedure for treating urinary incontinence.
Be ready to see a "new" you...after all, you are only as old as you feel!