Managing Menopausal Disorder
At some point in a woman’s life, usually around her late 40s or early 50s, she will move into menopause, a stage in which the body stops producing eggs and the hormones associated with reproduction (e.g. estrogen; progesterone) decline. As a result, women will notice their periods becoming infrequent. This phase is known as perimenopause. When a woman has stopped menstruating for a year then she is considered postmenopausal.
While some women transition from being menopausal to postmenopausal without any problems, there are a lot of women who deal with unpleasant and persistent symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, brain fog, vaginal dryness and decreased libido. If you are dealing with these symptoms and they are affecting your daily life then our gynecologist Dr. Miriam Torres and her team can help you get your symptoms under control.
Here at Serenity Gynecology & Functional Medicine, we offer a wide range of options to help you treat your menopausal disorder, from creating customized management and treatment plans and making lifestyle changes to hormone balancing and pellet placement. We also place an importance in functional medicine here in our office, which focuses on treating the body as a whole to ensure that everything is functioning optimally.
Lifestyle changes may include eating a more balanced diet, exercising regularly, getting enough sleep each night and quitting smoking. These changes can provide some relief from your daily menopausal symptoms and prevent them from flaring up. Of course, there are certain symptoms that we understand can be difficult to manage with simple lifestyle changes. For example, many women going through menopause deal with vaginal dryness. You may want to try an over-the-counter lubricant to see if that alleviates your symptoms; however, if the problem is severe, our gynecologist can provide a stronger and more effective lubricant.
Hormone replacement therapy is also another treatment option that women choose to undergo when going through menopause. After all, the symptoms that a woman experiences during this time are the result of changes in her hormone levels. As your body stops producing progesterone and estrogen many of these symptoms appear. Our goal is to help you balance your hormones to alleviate symptoms.
One way in which we effectively balance symptoms is with hormone replacement therapy, in which medication containing these female hormones is taken every day to get rid of menopausal symptoms. In more severe cases where you aren’t responding to lifestyle changes or hormone replacement therapy, we may recommend pellet placement. Hormone pellets are placed under the skin to deliver female hormones and treat imbalances for up to 6 months.
If you are experiencing hot flashes, night sweats or other symptoms associated with menopause and you want to talk with a gynecologist about treatment options then call Serenity Gynecology & Functional Medicine today at (817) 280-9616.
Get the relief you need from your menopausal symptoms! Call Serenity Gynecology & Functional Medicine, in Grapevine, TX, at (817) 280-9616 to learn more!