Georgia Obstetrics and Gynecology
Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Atlanta, GA & Alpharetta, GA
Menopause has both highs and lows, so it’s important to have compassionate and knowledgeable women’s health providers to help you find a balance through this transition. At Georgia Obstetrics and Gynecology, with offices in Alpharetta and Atlanta, Georgia, the team of board-certified OB/GYNs offers personalized menopause care in a small and intimate practice environment. Book an appointment by calling the office in your area or schedule online today.
Menopause Q & A
What is menopause?
Menopause is the time when you permanently stop menstruating and conclude your childbearing years.
During perimenopause — the years before menopause — your produce fewer reproductive hormones (estrogen and progesterone). These hormone changes can lead to a number of symptoms throughout the perimenopausal period and sometimes after menopause as well.
Because menopause is such a big change, you may need some help navigating this period of your life comfortably. Georgia Obstetrics and Gynecology is here for you before, during, and after menopause.
What are the symptoms of menopause?
Menopause symptoms can range from mild to very serious, and every woman has a unique experience during menopause. Some of the more common complaints that many women have during their perimenopausal and menopausal years include:
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Mood swings
- Weight gain
- Reduced stamina
- Brain fog or forgetfulness
- Decreased libido
- Urinary incontinence
Reduced hormone levels can also lead to vaginal wall thinning, contributing to an increased frequency of urinary tract infections (UTIs) during these years.
You may develop heart disease, stroke, or osteoporosis symptoms, all of which grow more common during menopause years.
How can I manage menopause symptoms?
Georgia Obstetrics and Gynecology uses an individualized approach to menopause symptom relief. The ultimate goal is to restore a high quality of life, so the team can help you achieve that in a variety of ways, such as:
Lifestyle changes like layering your clothes, quitting smoking, improving your nutrition, limiting stress, and improving your sleep hygiene can help to ease menopause symptoms.
Calcium and vitamin D supplements can help to prevent osteoporosis.
Georgia Obstetrics and Gynecology offers traditional and bioidentical hormone replacement to relieve most menopause symptoms.
There are several ways to take hormones, including topical vaginal creams, patches, pills, and tiny pellets implanted just under your skin. The type and dosage of hormones depend on your symptoms and personal preferences.
Other options may help with your symptoms, such as antidepressant medication, yoga, and alternative medicine practices.
Georgia Obstetrics and Gynecology has successfully helped menopausal women reclaim their lives for more than 30 years, and the team of empathetic experts is ready to help you. Reach out to the office nearest you by phone or schedule an appointment online today.
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