Menopause can be a stressful and emotional time for many women, but it doesn’t have to be. The experienced OB/GYNs at Capital Women’s Care in Fairfax, Manassas, and Haymarket, Virginia, ensure your journey through menopause is seamless and pain-free, so you can still enjoy your quality of life during this transformative period. Schedule an appointment with Capital Women’s Care over the phone or request an appointment online to learn more about your menopause treatment options.
Menopause is a time in your life when your periods stop permanently. You’ve reached menopause when you haven’t had a period in a year, which often occurs after age 45 when your ovaries stop producing progesterone and estrogen. During your journey through menopause, you might experience unpleasant symptoms, but they are treatable.
The following signs and symptoms can occur right before, during, and after menopause:
Complications associated with menopause include a higher risk of heart and blood vessel disorders, osteoporosis, urinary incontinence, and sexual dysfunction. Your OB/GYN can help you manage these and other complications in addition to treating menopause symptoms.
Your Capital Women’s Care provider reviews your medical history and specific symptoms and counsels you about treatment modalities. They may complete a pelvic exam and blood or imaging tests to rule out gynecological problems and measure your hormone levels. Treatment options include:
Changing your lifestyle habits can ease symptoms associated with menopause. Eating a healthy diet, getting regular exercise and plenty of sleep, reducing stress, not smoking, practicing relaxation techniques, and doing Kegel exercises are often beneficial.
Some medications or hormone therapies help alleviate menopause symptoms related to hormone fluctuations. Your practitioner might recommend taking oral medicines or hormones, vaginal estrogen products, or other forms of hormone replacement therapy.
Natural remedies that may ease menopause symptoms include yoga, acupuncture, estrogen supplements, black cohosh, and other dietary supplements.
Your doctor works with you to develop a personalized menopause treatment plan that best suits your unique needs. They take into account your health history, specific symptoms, and preferences so you can enjoy your journey through menopause and beyond.
Don’t live with unpleasant symptoms associated with menopause when you don’t have to. Schedule an appointment with Capital Women’s Care over the phone or online today.