Menopause Specialist

Signature Women’s Healthcare

Obstetricians & Gynecologists located in Lawrenceville, GA & Lithonia, GA

In a given year, about 1.3 million American women become menopausal. Since menopause is known for leading to hot flashes, sexual dysfunction, and other uncomfortable symptoms, the leading OB/GYNs at Signature Women’s Healthcare provide personalized menopause treatments in Lithonia and Lawrenceville, Georgia. Find out more about innovative menopause solutions by booking an exam online today or by calling your nearest clinic to speak with a team member.

Menopause Q & A

What is menopause?

Menopause, which on average occurs around age 51, is the time in your life when your reproductive processes cease and you’re no longer fertile. When you’ve gone at least 12 consecutive months without having a menstrual period, you’re likely menopausal.

Going through menopause is an entirely natural and normal physiological process. As your ovarian follicles start diminishing with age, sex hormone levels start decreasing. Because of this, particularly with the drop in estrogen, you’ll start experiencing menopause-related symptoms.

Does menopause cause symptoms?

Not always. The symptoms you experience with menopause and the years leading up to menopause (perimenopause) just depend on how much estrogen and progesterone you have in your body. Depending on your hormone levels, you may experience:

  • Low libido
  • Hot flashes
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Unexplained mood swings
  • Poor concentration and memory
  • Difficulty falling or staying asleep

These symptoms can come and go and vary in severity throughout perimenopause and menopause. But no matter how minor or how severe your menopause symptoms seem, the compassionate team at Signature Women’s Healthcare can help.

Can I get treatment for menopause symptoms?

Absolutely. After all, menopause symptoms can start lowering the quality of your life, making you miss out on enjoyable activities, and even affecting your personal relationships. Your dedicated OB/GYN at Signature Women’s Healthcare evaluates your health and talks with you about your symptoms.

To get a better understanding of where your hormone levels are at, they might run some lab tests. Once your provider conducts all necessary screenings, they can talk with you about your menopause treatment options, which could include:

  • Low-dose hormonal birth control pills
  • Vaginal estrogen creams or suppositories
  • Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) pills or patches
  • Low-dose selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) medications
  • Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) with BioTE® pellets

The team at Signature Women’s Healthcare is dedicated to ensuring you get relief from unbearable menopause symptoms as quickly as possible. You might need to check in every few months to have your hormone levels checked so that your OB/GYN can make any necessary changes to your menopause treatment plan.

Before menopause symptoms start lowering the quality of your life, schedule an exam at Signature Women’s Healthcare to get started on treatment. Book your visit online or over the phone today.