Rockwall OBGYN Female Healthcare     ph  972-475-9505   fax    972-412-6737    3090 Ridge Road Rockwall, TX 75032

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Rockwall, TX 75032

 

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Services - Menopause

Menopause

Hormones

Menopause

Menopause is a unique experience for each woman. There are women who experience little to no symptoms but most women notice some changes. The main difference that most women notice is their cycles changing.

 

A lucky few note that their cycles get lighter and less frequent but most experience an increase in flow and duration. Luckily there are many ways to address this, ranging from medication to simple in-office medical procedures.

 

Changes

 

There can be other changes as well, body metabolism slows and women often find that it is easier to gain weight. Hot flashes, night sweats, cold chills, moodiness, low libido, and sleep disruption can also occur. Sometimes these symptoms are mild and can be addressed with lifestyle changes, but many women find that they need to consider hormonal management. There are many options in this regard with no one size fits all solution.

 

Rockwall Menopause Specialists

 

Each woman will need to consider her concerns and needs. As specialist in this area we are very familiar with this problem and can review all of the options for improving quality of life. We understand how frustrating this time period can be and are dedicated to doing everything we can to smooth this transition.

 

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Hormones

Menopause is often perceived as the end of menstruation but it also describes a long term change in hormone production that signals the end of a woman's ability to have children. The ovaries slowly decrease production of estrogen and progesterone and this disrupted balance of hormones can cause certain symptoms.

 

​Hormone Replacement Therapy

 

Using prescription drugs to replace the hormones that the ovaries stop producing during menopause, hormone replacement therapy is usually effective in relieving menopause symptoms. However there can be potential dangers, including  risk of blood clots, stroke, and breast cancer so it is important to speak with us to ensure all options are considered.

 

 

​Symptoms

 

Most symptoms start during perimenopause, the first stage of menopause. Woman experiences differ widely by and some women do not experience any noticeable symptoms at all. However, others have pronounced symptoms and intense discomfort, which may be lessened by working to re-balance hormone levels in the body.

• Breast tenderness

• Decreased libido (sex drive)

• Fatigue

• Hot flashes

• Irregular periods

• Mood swings

• Sleeping difficulty

• Urine leakage when coughing or sneezing

• Urinary urgency (a pressing need to urinate more frequently)

​• Vaginal dryness; discomfort during sex

• Worsening of premenstrual syndrome

 

 

 

Medication and caution

 

Before taking medications or supplements be sure to contact us to ensure they will not interfere with medications you are already taking. It is important to mention all medications and supplements but most importantly ones taken daily.

 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration does not regulate herbal medications, use caution when taking any herbs or supplements. Make sure to stop taking herbal supplements immediately and get medical attention if you experience hives, difficulty breathing or confusion. Do not take more than the recommended dosage of any medication or herbal supplement.

 

 

Contact

 

ph  972-475-9505

fax  972-412-6737

 

Phones Answered

Mon - Thur

8:30am - 12:00pm

1:00pm -  4:30pm

 

Fri

8:30am - 12:00pm

 

Office Hours

​Mon - Thur

9:00am - 5:00pm

 

Fri

8:30am - 12:00pm

 

Location

3090 Ridge Road

Rockwall, TX 75032

 

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