Menopause Specialist

Women’s Health Specialists of Dallas

Women's Health Clinic located in Dallas, TX & Rockwall, TX

Menopause often brings uncomfortable symptoms, such as hot flashes and fatigue. The Women’s Health Specialists of Dallas team knows how these troublesome symptoms can negatively impact a woman’s quality of life. They provide the highest standard of health care before, during, and after menopause with treatments centered on improving your quality of life and reducing your symptoms. Visit one of the two locations in Dallas or Rockwall, Texas for medical support through this significant time of transition.

Menopause Q & A

What is menopause?

Menopause is when menstruation ends. A woman is considered to be going through menopause if she hasn’t had a menstrual period for over a year.

For most women, menopause begins between 40 and 60, but it can begin earlier or later. While rare, some women go through premature menopause before the age of 40.

What causes menopause?

Menopause is the natural decline of reproductive hormone production in your body.

While it’s a natural part of aging, other factors can induce menopause, such as:

  • A total hysterectomy
  • Chemotherapy and radiation cancer therapies
  • Underlying medical conditions and autoimmune diseases

What is perimenopause?

There are three stages of menopause – perimenopause, menopause, and postmenopause.

Perimenopause is the time-period leading up to menopause, beginning anywhere up to eight years before, when your ovaries slowly start to produce less estrogen.

For some women, perimenopause only lasts a few months, but typically, this phase lasts about four years. Perimenopause lasts up until your ovaries stop releasing eggs.

You can get pregnant during this time, and you can also start to experience menopausal symptoms to varying degrees.

What are the symptoms of menopause?

Menopause symptoms include:

  • Chills
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Hot flashes
  • Weight gain
  • Night sweats
  • Thinning hair
  • Lower energy
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Poor sleep quality
  • Slowed metabolism
  • Abnormal menstrual cycles during perimenopause

What are the treatments for menopause?

Menopause treatments focus on reducing or alleviating symptoms. Many treatments also help manage chronic conditions associated with menopause and aging, such as osteoporosis.

The Women’s Health Specialists offer a range of menopause treatments, including:

  • Vitamins and supplements
  • Hormone therapy to restore hormonal balance
  • Medications to reduce risks like bone loss or high blood pressure
  • Vaginal estrogen, typically applied directly to the vagina as a topical cream
  • Low-dose antidepressants or SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors)

 

Your Women’s Health Specialists doctor encourages you to try healthy at-home treatments to relieve your symptoms, such as:

  • Yoga
  • Quitting smoking
  • Exercising regularly
  • Meditating
  • Exercising
  • Eating a balanced diet
  • Getting enough sleep

 

For individualized, comprehensive care through all stages of menopause, call the Women’s Health Specialists of Dallas or book online.