Diagnosing & Managing Menopause Symptoms
Feel confidant knowing that East Cooper OB/GYN is on your side to help you navigate through menopause every step of the way. Our dedicated physicians help you recognize the symptoms and support you through your journey. We invite you to contact our office to schedule an appointment to access the information and quality care you deserve.
Usually starting in your 40s or 50s, you will begin to experience a natural decline in reproductive hormones. This is a completely normal process; however, it can cause several physical and emotional symptoms that disrupt daily life. Perimenopause is the time leading up to menopause. It can last for months or even years and is characterized by symptoms that include:
- Hot Flashes
- Vaginal Dryness
- Irregular Periods
- Trouble Sleeping
- Decreased Energy
- Weight Gain
- Thinning Hair
- Mood Swings
Menopause is not diagnosed until 12 months have elapsed since your last menstrual period. In most cases, it is not necessary to undergo any tests to settle on a diagnosis for menopause.
Managing Menopause Symptoms
Every woman is different and therefore will experience menopause differently. At East Cooper OB/GYN, we listen to you to understand your symptoms and their severity in order to develop a treatment plan focused on relief. Possible treatments will include:
- Hormone Therapy
- Vaginal Estrogen
- Low-Dose Antidepressants
- Medications for Hot Flash Relief
- Medications for Osteoporosis
Schedule Your Appointment
Preventative health care is imperative, especially as you age. Screening tests, pelvic exams, and mammograms play an important role in staying on top of your health in order to avert and treat conditions as soon as possible. As you start the journey through menopause, you will have the help you need from our physicians. We encourage you to ask questions and to be as open as possible about your concerns. Contact us to schedule an appointment.