Menopause can be a scary time in a women’s life
Gynecology physicians at Georgia OBGYN in Atlanta, GA provide quality care for women in the area. This care starts for women as teenagers and lasts until their older years and beyond. Women know the importance of annual well women checks with your gynecologist, but what about when your periods stop, and you start to experience menopause?
At Georgia Obstetrics and Gynecology, our physicians provide menopause care to help women in the area navigate this confusing time.
Menopause has many symptoms
There are many symptoms of menopause your gynecology physician will recognize and be able to guide you through. Since during this time, the body stops producing certain hormones and your ovaries stop releasing eggs, which triggers many changes to your body.
The biggest menopausal symptom is that your period ends. As you approach menopause, you’ll notice irregular periods and go long periods of time between them. Once you haven’t had a period for a year, it’s safe to assume that’s what you’re going through and not a health problem.
Other signs your gynecology doctor will watch for are weight gain around your middle, heat flashes, difficulty sleeping, and even mood swings. Many women also experience changing feelings about sex, your gynecology physician will be able to help you manage these symptoms.
Hormone therapy is a popular way to treat menopausal symptoms
Your gynecology doctor may use hormone therapy to treat your menopause symptoms. One popular type of therapy is Bioidentical Hormone Therapy. This treatment is made from plant hormones, making it a more natural treatment option.
Hormone therapy helps relieve menopausal symptoms by working to balance your hormones, something that is thrown out of proportion during menopause. Your gynecology specialists will be able to discuss the pros and cons as well as how it will be administered with you prior to treatment.
Gynecology in Atlanta, GA
Atlanta, GA women know the important role a gynecology doctor plays in keeping you healthy. Not only can gynecologist help prevent diseases and illness through wellness checks, they can also help guide you through one of life’s biggest changes: menopause. Offering many treatment options, including hormone therapy, to relieve menopause symptoms, your doctor will determine the best treatment option for you. If you have experienced menopausal symptoms and aren’t sure what to you should do, be sure to make an appointment with Georgia OBGYN. Our expert staff provides quality, patient centered care.