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Menopause Specialist

Modern OBGYN Care

Obstetricians & Gynecologists located in Miramar, FL, seeing patients from Weston, FL, Pembroke Pines, FL, & Davie, FL

Menopause symptoms are common, but sometimes debilitating. The good news is that you don’t have to live with hot flashes, vaginal dryness, fatigue, or other menopausal symptoms. At Modern OBGYN Care in Miramar, Florida, Miguel Torres, MD, Marcela Torres, MD, and their highly trained team offer hormone replacement therapy to reduce unpleasant symptoms and restore your quality of life before, during, and after menopause. Call the office to book an appointment or schedule one online today.

Menopause Q & A

What is menopause?

Menopause is a time in a woman’s life when she stops getting a menstrual period. The average age of menopause is 51 in the United States, but it can happen in your 40s or 50s. With menopause often comes unpleasant symptoms. Fortunately, OBGYN specialists at Modern OBGYN Care can alleviate them using hormone replacement therapy.

What are the symptoms of menopause?

Common signs and symptoms associated with menopause or the phase leading up to menopause include:

  • Vaginal dryness
  • Irregular periods
  • Hot flashes
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Slow metabolism
  • Weight gain
  • Night sweats 
  • Chills
  • Sleeping problems
  • Mood changes
  • Loss of breast fullness
  • Dry skin
  • Thinning hair
  • Pain with sexual intercourse

If these or other symptoms bother you, you don’t have to live with them. Rely on the experts at Modern OBGYN Care for relief.

What causes menopause symptoms?

Many menopause symptoms are linked with hormonal changes that occur in your 40s and 50s, which is why hormone replacement therapy is often a highly effective treatment. Low estrogen and progesterone levels are common causes of hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and other debilitating symptoms. 

Is hormone replacement therapy right for me?

To find out if you’re a candidate for hormone replacement therapy, your provider discusses your symptoms and medical history. They complete a physical exam, including a pelvic exam if needed, and recommend blood tests to assess your hormone levels. Your specialist also asks questions about your lifestyle and preferences before personalizing a treatment plan.

What are the treatments for menopause symptoms?

What you can expect during treatment for menopause symptoms depends on the type of hormone therapy you choose. Hormone treatment is available in the following forms:

  • Creams
  • Injections 
  • Vaginal rings
  • Other vaginal applications
  • Hormone pellets
  • Pills
  • Patches

Your specialist can implant a hormone pellet underneath your skin to release a steady stream of hormones into your blood over time.

Healthy lifestyle habits can also alleviate unpleasant symptoms associated with menopause. Eat nutritious foods, get regular exercise and plenty of sleep, and avoid smoking and excessive alcohol intake. You should also try to keep your stress levels as low as possible.

If you struggle with menopause symptoms and want relief, call the Modern OBGYN Care office or schedule an appointment online today.