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Are You Struggling with These Telltale Signs of Menopause?

Are You Struggling with These Telltale Signs of Menopause?

The natural transition to menopause is unavoidable, but it can also be an overwhelming time for some women. This is largely due to the wide range of uncomfortable symptoms menopause can cause.

As you near the end of your childbearing years and find menopause symptoms too much to manage on your own, you can rely on the expertise of Sowmya Reddy, MD, FACOG, and our gynecology team at Alpha OB GYN

We offer comprehensive, compassionate menopause care to help your menopause transition go as smoothly as possible.

Symptoms you might experience during menopause

Menopause is the time in a woman’s life when their periods stop for good for 12 consecutive months.

The time leading up to the end of your periods is known as perimenopause. It’s during this transitional time that many women develop unusual symptoms that vary in severity. These symptoms occur because of fluctuations in the levels of your reproductive hormones.

Instead of a slow decline, your levels of progesterone and estrogen hormones can fluctuate wildly. Because these hormones are responsible for many of your body’s functions, any fluctuation or imbalance can cause symptoms like:

Because these symptoms can occur with other medical conditions, their appearance can be confusing. For some women, these symptoms can also be severe enough to interfere with your overall quality of life.

When to get help for bothersome menopause symptoms

It’s important to understand that while the symptoms you experience during perimenopause can seem overwhelming, they aren’t unusual — and you should never be afraid to ask for help.

You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Alpha OB GYN if you have any of the potential symptoms of menopause or if you notice any other changes in your general, reproductive, or sexual health.

Dr. Reddy and our experienced medical team understand how difficult it can be to navigate frequent mood changes, missed periods, and vaginal dryness. We spend time listening to the issues you’re experiencing and can order blood tests to evaluate your hormone levels and rule out other medical conditions.

To help you manage your symptoms more effectively, Dr. Reddy can customize a treatment plan that focuses on rebalancing your hormone levels, so you can find long-lasting relief of menopause-related symptoms.

Finding the right treatment for menopause relief

Many women are able to find fast relief of menopause symptoms with hormone therapy. This treatment involves taking supplemental hormones to rebalance your natural levels. 

There are different delivery methods for supplemental hormones available, including oral pills, creams, and vaginal rings. Dr. Reddy works closely with you to find the method and dosage that works best.

You may also need to take additional medications to treat depression or anxiety and to prevent osteoporosis that can occur due to the loss of estrogen.

We also offer resources that help you improve your diet, incorporate more exercise into your day, and enhance the quality of sleep you get each night.

To schedule a diagnostic evaluation of your menopause symptoms, call the Alpha OB GYN office nearest to you today, or book a consultation online.

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