What is Menopause?
Menopause is the time in a woman’s life where menstruation ends. During that time, and the variable years leading up to menopause – known as perimenopause – hormones inconsistently fluctuate, and many refer to this period as “Going through the Change”.
For some, dealing with certain symptoms like mood swings, hot flashes, weight gain, low sex drive, and many others can be challenging. However, Woodlands OBGYN is here to help you through, with valuable information and treatment options.
What are the Symptoms of Menopause?
Long before a woman reaches menopause, she can experience hormone dysfunction and imbalance, causing a multitude of symptoms. Symptoms range from lack of energy, insomnia, weight gain, low libido, night sweats, forgetfulness, and emotional problems. Perhaps, the most challenging times are the perimenopause years that lead up to menopause, as the changes and constant physiological uncertainties can be overwhelming for some.
We offer treatment options that can help ease the most severe symptoms. Hormone Testing helps us determine your hormone status so we can treat your symptoms. We use both compounded and traditional hormones.
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Menopause & Perimenopause Facts
The average age for menopause is 51 years of age. Most often, periods do not just stop and then menopause is considered as having begun. To the contrary, during the nine to 10 years preceding the cessation of menstrual flow, the perimenopause years, the average woman will have lengthened or shortened cycles, hot flashes, sleep issues, and occasional vaginal dryness. These are all symptoms associated with a woman “going through the change” of life.
What’s most important to understand about menopause is that every woman will experience symptoms differently, with variables in severity and duration. For each woman, the changes vary to certain degrees; yet, there are many common issues that they will face during those years, and many symptoms can be treated.
Treatment Options for Menopause & Perimenopause
At Woodlands OBGYN, we understand that symptoms of menopause and perimenopause can make life difficult; however, treatment options to help relieve symptoms are available and should be discussed with your doctor. Since not every woman’s experience is the same, not every treatment option is the same.
Our trusted physicians take the time to help you determine which options are best for your situation. When hormones are needed, our hormone pellet therapy treatment has proven to be quite effective, yielding steady results from an easy-to-follow plan. Traditional and compounded therapies are also effective. For women who are experiencing vaginal dryness and painful sexual intimacy, the MonaLisa Touch® treatment procedure offers a minimally invasive and hormone-free option!
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