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The Healthy Woman

OB/Gyns & OB/GYNs located in Snellville, GA & Lawrenceville, GA

From hot flashes to mood swings, perimenopause and menopause can present several health challenges that affect your quality of life. At The Healthy Woman ObGyn in Snellville or Lawrenceville, Georgia, the team of women’s health specialists provides compassionate menopause care, tailoring treatment to your unique needs. To make an appointment, call the nearest office or use the online booking feature today.

Menopause Q&A

What is menopause?

Perimenopause is the transitional phase before menopause that causes irregular menstrual cycles. During this period, your body’s production of sex hormones begins to decline. 

When your body makes the natural transition to menopause, in which you stop having periods for at least 12 consecutive months, it can cause a wide range of symptoms. Typically, people experience menopause symptoms in their early to mid-50s, but it can occur earlier or later in some women. 

The Healthy Woman team is committed to helping you make the transition to menopause better and providing treatments that can improve your quality of life if you experience symptoms. 

They work with women throughout their lives (from menstruation to childbirth and beyond), so they understand the unique challenges that all women have to face. 

What symptoms are associated with menopause?

Menopause can cause you to experience an array of symptoms, and it can vary in intensity. Some of the most common symptoms women experience include:

  • Missed periods, heavy bleeding, or spotting between periods
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Hot flashes and night sweats
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Thinning hair
  • Slow metabolism and weight gain
  • Irritability and mood swings
  • Depression

You might experience all or none of these symptoms. Some women have very few symptoms during perimenopause.

Are there treatments for menopause?

The Healthy Woman offers comprehensive menopause care, ensuring you get the care necessary to manage this unique stage in your life. Perimenopause and menopause are natural parts of life for all women, but it doesn’t mean you have to suffer with symptoms on your own. 

The team can discuss your health concerns, reduce symptoms, and improve your overall well-being. They may recommend treatments such as: 

  • Dietary recommendations
  • Supplements
  • Stress management techniques
  • Special creams or lubricants
  • Medical weight loss
  • Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)

HRT can restore levels of vital hormones to improve age-related symptoms. Many patients can benefit from hormone replacement as it’s not only effective at addressing health concerns, but there are a variety of methods that people can use to achieve better hormone balance. 

Hormone replacement therapy can come in the form of pills, patches, topical medications, pellets, or injections.

You can schedule a consultation with the Healthy Woman team to determine which menopause treatments work best for you.