​Diagnosing menopause

Menopause affects each woman differently. You may have no symptoms or only mild ones that don’t disrupt your life. But if you are dealing with symptoms that are extremely uncomfortable, such as intense mood swings, insomnia, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, depression or anxiety, The Christ Hospital Health Network is here for you. 

We understand menopause and know that you may need help managing your symptoms. If menopause is seriously impacting your quality of life, schedule an appointment with one of our women’s health specialists.

After reviewing your symptoms, your doctor may suggest a blood test to check your hormone levels. Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) increases during menopause, while estrogen levels decrease.

A blood test showing low thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) can indicate an  underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism), which can cause symptoms like those of menopause.

Next steps

If you are diagnosed with menopause symptoms that need further treatment, your doctor will discuss your medical treatment options.

Think you might need help with your menopause symptoms? Make an appointment with one of our Women’s Health experts.