Written by John Smyth - February 28, 2023
What Can I Expect After Surgical Menopause?
Surgical menopause is when both of your ovaries are removed or the fallopian tubes are blocked, either through a partial or complete hysterectomy. The surgical removal of your ovaries causes an abrupt drop in hormone levels and can have far-reaching effects on your mental, physical, and emotional health. Here’s what you can expect after surgical menopause:
Mood Swings: Hormone fluctuations during menopause can lead to mood swings, depression, anxiety, and irritability.
Loss of Libido: Lower levels of estrogen cause decreased sexual desire and arousal as well as vaginal dryness.
Bone Loss: When going through menopause, you may experience bone loss due to the lower levels of estrogen which leads to decreased calcium absorption. This increases the risk for fractures.
Changes in cholesterol levels: Surgical menopause also affects cholesterol levels leaving you vulnerable to heart disease and stroke so closely monitoring these levels is important.
Fortunately, if you're experiencing any of these symptoms after having undergone surgical menopause there's help available. Hormone Treatment Center offers hormone therapy customized to each individuals needs helping them restore balance while minimizing side effects associated with estrogen therapy. At Hormone Treatment Center we believe everyone deserves quality care tailored just for them!