Perimenopause/Menopause TreatmentAs a woman ages, her body goes through many changes. Perimenopause is a big change that occurs prior to menopause. During this time, a number of symptoms such as hot flashes, mood swings, low libido, and more can occur, which can negatively impact a woman’s everyday life. There are several perimenopause/menopause treatments that can help to lessen these symptoms, making everyday life more comfortable and enjoyable. Our team will work with you to determine the treatment option that will work best for you and your lifestyle, as well as best balance your hormones to treat symptoms.
What is Perimenopause/Menopause Treatment?Perimenopause, meaning “around menopause” is the time when your body begins to naturally transition into menopause. Menopause marks the end of a woman’s reproductive years. Once a woman has experienced 12 consecutive months without a period, then menopause has officially been reached. Perimenopause can start at different ages. While most women experience signs of perimenopause in their 40s, some may notice changes as early as their mid-30s. Perimenopause/menopause treatment can help to lessen the symptoms that are often associated with this change in a woman’s body.
Who Would Need Perimenopause/Menopause Treatment?During the transition to menopause, there are a number of changes that the body goes through. These can cause different symptoms including:
• Hot flashes.
• Trouble sleeping.
• Irregular periods.
• Mood swings.
• Decrease in fertility.
• Low libido.
• Vaginal and bladder issues.
• Change in cholesterol levels.
• Bone loss.
If you are experiencing these symptoms and they are interfering with your well-being or everyday life, you should see a doctor regarding perimenopause/menopause treatment. Prior to your doctor’s appointment, it can be helpful to keep a record of your menstrual cycles and any symptoms you are experiencing, as well as any medications you take. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation to determine your candidacy for treatment.
What to Expect During Perimenopause/Menopause Treatment?Hormone therapy is often used to treat perimenopausal symptoms. Systemic estrogen therapy is available in many forms, including skin patches, pills, gels, or creams. We may recommend estrogen in the lowest dose necessary to provide relief from your symptoms.
Bioidentical hormones can also be used to ease symptoms. Because bioidentical hormones can be matched to estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone, this allows for us to administer the correct hormones to lessen your symptoms.
Vaginal estrogen is another treatment option, which is available in vaginal tablets, rings, or creams. Our team will work closely alongside you to determine which treatment option is right for you and your lifestyle. Our main goal is to balance your hormones and lessen your symptoms so you are more comfortable during your daily life.