Hot flashes, weight gain, brain fog, and painful intercourse are just some of the life-altering symptoms that can occur as a woman transitions through menopause. At Inspire Ob/Gyn, LLC, Lindsay Killingsworth, MD, and Courtney Middleton, MD, provide compassionate and expert menopause care and management to women from in and around Johns Creek of Suwanee, Georgia. You don’t have to struggle with menopausal symptoms all by yourself. Call today or schedule an appointment online for professional, caring support.
Menopause occurs over many years as your body transitions your reproductive status. The process usually occurs between the ages of 45-55, but some women may enter menopause earlier due to genetics, hysterectomy, or cancer treatment.
Menopause is clinically defined as the timeframe after you’ve gone 12 months without a period. The years leading up to this, known as perimenopause, can be quite eventful with uncomfortable, unpleasant symptoms that make it difficult to live a normal quality of life.
The menopause experience varies from woman to woman. Some women experience few to no symptoms associated with the hormonal changes involved in menopause and sail through with minimal issues.
Other women have life-disrupting symptoms, such as:
If you notice any of these symptoms, schedule a visit with Inspire Ob/Gyn, LLC to explore options for managing them.
Menopause is a natural event in a woman’s life. However, treatments offer relief from the most disruptive symptoms.
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can restore your hormone balance to ease symptoms. Many types of hormone therapy are available. Dr. Killingsworth and Dr. Middleton evaluate your particular case, including your family and medical history, to determine the protocol that best meets your needs.
You may benefit from changes in lifestyle habits, such as committing to a healthy diet and exercise, as well as antidepressants to ease depression and anxiety. Other treatments may help with vaginal dryness and urinary incontinence.
If you’re ready to get some support for your menopause transition, call Inspire Ob/Gyn, LLC or schedule an appointment online today.