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Menopause

Menopause is the biological process that defines the end of your menstrual cycle. Menopause is the biological process that defines the end of your menstrual cycle. This hormonal change occurs when the ovaries begin to slow down the production of estrogen and other hormones. Reaching menopause can be pretty prolonged and may begin years before women stop their periods altogether.

What causes Menopause?

Many women associate symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats with menopause, but what about periods?

Leading up to menopause (when periods stop) is a phase called perimenopause which can begin years before periods stop. This is a critical period for women when many symptoms can occur all at once with profound impacts on quality of life. One of the biggest problems can be heavy, prolonged, painful, or very irregular periods. Some women even begin having problems in their late thirties.

Most symptoms leading up to menopause are related to hormonal imbalances that are either caused by hormonal lining of the uterus, or are a result of a neuropeptide toxin produced during the lining’s degeneration phase. It is exciting to know that there is a safe and gentle procedure that can remove this problematic hormonal lining. It is called Advanced Endometrial Ablation. Dr. Clint Ashford is the trusted expert in the Southeast for this minimally invasive procedure.

Menopause Treatments

Drs. Clint and Rebecca Ashford specialize in this unique and often trying phase in a woman’s life which is usually referred to as perimenopause (around the time of menopause). It is often the most overlooked and ignored area in gynecology, and it can be a frustrating and difficult time for women if not given the attention it deserves.

The Ashford Center provides support to women who are experiencing rough and intense perimenopause symptoms. Advanced Endometrial Ablation may help reduce or eliminate these uncomfortable or painful symptoms. This procedure is pain-free and quick.

Call the experts at The Ashford Center today, or schedule a consultation online to learn more about this procedure.

Medical Conditions Commonly Associated With Menopause

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Commonly Asked Questions

How Can Advanced Endometrial Ablation Help with Low Libido?

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Advanced Endometrial Ablation can potentially help with low libido that is related to hormonal imbalance. The endometrium that lines the uterus is closely linked to hormone levels, as hormones trigger the breakdown of the endometrium that causes bleeding during a period.

Advanced Endometrial Ablation gently removes the endometrium without the need for invasive surgery. Once the endometrium is gone, periods are ended permanently and hormone imbalances are corrected.

Dr. Clint Ashford specializes in Advanced Endometrial Ablation procedures for women whose childbearing is complete and who wish to stop their periods for good.

To find out more about Advanced Endometrial Ablation and how it could help you, schedule a consultation online or by phone today.

When should you see a doctor?

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If you are experiencing bloating that does not go away after your period and/or if it is severe enough to affect your daily life.

How can Advanced Endometrial Ablation help with hot flashes?

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Advanced Endometrial Ablation may help reduce or eliminate hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause/perimenopause by gently removing the hormonally active lining of the uterus, the endometrium.

As menopause has such close links to menstruation, permanent removal of the endometrium has significant benefits for women who are experiencing unpleasant perimenopausal symptoms, including hot flashes.

Endometrial ablation is a 90-second procedure that is minimally invasive and pain-free. Advanced Endometrial Ablation gently removes the hormonally active inner lining of the uterus, and for most women ends periods and other perimenopausal symptoms for good.

For women who persist with symptoms of menopause/perimenopause (hot flashes/memory issues, etc.), Drs. Clint and Rebecca Ashford specialize in customized treatments to balance and restore normal function using bioidentical hormone therapies.

To find out more about Advanced Endometrial Ablation and how it could help you, call The Ashford Center or book an appointment online today.

What are hot flashes?

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A hot flash is an unpleasant feeling of intense warmth or burning that flows through your body, often causing your skin to redden, your face and chest to flush, and sweat to break out.

The feeling generally comes on suddenly, which is why it’s called a hot flash. At one moment you may be feeling quite normal, but the next moment a wave of heat rolls over you and you start pouring sweat.

Hot flashes may be so severe that you feel faint. The feeling of overheating may last moments or for longer periods. They may occur infrequently, every day, or almost constantly. If they happen at night, hot flashes can cause night sweats, when you wake up and find the sheets are damp or even soaked through with sweat.

One thing is for sure: hot flashes are difficult to live with and for most women they interfere with the quality of life. It is not easy to be a productive, calm, and focused person in the midst of hot flashes!

What is Fatigue? (fatigue)

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Fatigue is a form of extreme tiredness that causes lethargy and a slowing down of the body and mind. If you have this kind of profound fatigue, you may feel like you have no energy at all from the moment you wake until bedtime. Extra sleep doesn’t help, and trying to push through the fatigue can be impossible. You may even feel like you need to leave work early so you can go home and lie down. It’s hard to be the kind of wife and mother you’d like to be!

How can Advanced Endometrial Ablation help with low libido?

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Advanced Endometrial Ablation can potentially help with low libido that is related to hormonal imbalance. The endometrium that lines the uterus is closely linked to hormone levels, as hormones trigger the breakdown of the endometrium that causes bleeding during a period.

Advanced Endometrial Ablation gently removes the endometrium without the need for invasive surgery. Once the endometrium is gone, periods are ended permanently and hormone imbalances are corrected.

Dr. Clint Ashford specializes in Advanced Endometrial Ablation procedures for women whose childbearing is complete and who wish to stop their periods for good.

To find out more about Advanced Endometrial Ablation and how it could help you, schedule a consultation online or by phone today.

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