Menopause Assessment

For most women, menopause happens around age 50, but every woman's body has its own timeline. Some women stop having periods in their mid-40s while others continue well into their 50s.  When women reach the menopause years, the symptoms may vary. Some women have only a few mild symptoms while others have severe symptoms that disrupt their daily lives and may need medical treatment.

At Loma Linda Medical Center, we understand that each woman experiences menopause in her own unique way.  That’s why we’ve developed this assessment tool to help you sort out how you’re responding to this “change of life.” The assessment is also helpful when you discuss your symptoms with your doctor.

 I Experience the Following Symptoms  Never  Hardly Ever Occasionally  Frequently  Always
 Irregular periods          
 Hot flashes and/or night sweats          
Moodiness and irritability
 Loss of energy and feel more fatigued          
 Feel more anxious          
 Insomnia, difficulty falling asleep or difficulty staying asleep          
 Vaginal dryness, itching or burning          
 Decreased sex drive          
 Painful sexual intercourse          
 Racing heart          
 More and frequent headaches          

Because menopause is a natural part of growing older, you probably don’t need treatment for it unless the symptoms bother you and affect the quality of your life.  Knowing what to expect can help you design a plan to help you stay as healthy as possible during this new phase of your life.  We encourage talking with your doctor to learn more about menopause and to help you take control.