Menopause Management

older-woman-smiling--final-.jpgAt Doylestown Women’s Health Center, we provide women in Bucks County and the surrounding areas with a comprehensive range of individualized obstetric and gynecologic services, including menopause management. As one of our patients, you will be provided with high quality, personalized treatment that is tailored specifically to meet your individual needs.

Menopause is a natural part of a woman’s aging process. It is the point in a woman’s life when her menstrual periods stop because the ovaries are no longer producing the hormones estrogen and progesterone. While some women experience menopause with few or no problems, others may experience any number of symptoms, including:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Mood changes

For women who are experiencing these menopausal symptoms, it can be very challenging to carry out normal, day-to-day activities due to feeling sluggish, sleepy, moody, etc. Fortunately, there are some effective ways to deal with menopause which can help alleviate these common symptoms for an improved quality of life on both a personal and professional level.

Lifestyle Changes for Menopause

There are several menopause treatment options and lifestyle changes that can help women through menopause, including:

  • Dietary Changes: Eating a well-balanced and healthy diet can help alleviate menopause symptoms. It is essential to eat foods rich in calcium and fiber and to make sure you are eating the recommended number of fruits and vegetables you need. It is just as important to limit your consumption of fatty and sugary foods and to drink plenty of water.
  • Exercise: Both exercise and weight loss can help you sleep better at night and reduce mood swings. It can also help lower your cholesterol levels so you can maintain good cardiac health.
  • Reduce Stress & Anxiety: Controlling stress and anxiety can help with both the frequency and severity of hot flashes. 

Menopause Treatments

While it is not possible to stop menopause, there are several effective methods for relieving the symptoms you feel. Exercise, antidepressants and herbal treatments can help. Cutting sugar and spicy foods out of your diet while eating more grains, soy, wheat, fresh fruits and vegetables can also help alleviate some of the symptoms of menopause. Additionally, there are a few vitamins and minerals like Vitamin E and calcium that can provide relief from night sweats and hot flashes. At Doylestown Women’s Health Center, we offer the following services for women going through menopause.

Hormone Therapy

Hormone Therapy or Hormone Replacement Therapy can help with many of the symptoms women experience during menopause like hot flashes, night sweats and mood swings. This therapy involves taking the hormones estrogen and progesterone. Hormone therapy can be prescribed in several forms including: patches, pills, gels and creams. However, this therapy is not for every woman going through menopause, and it especially not recommended for those with breast cancer. Speak to your doctor to learn about all the advantages and risks of hormone therapy to decide if it is a good option for you.

Vaginal Estrogen Therapy

Estrogen can be applied to the vaginal area to promote lubrication and reduce dryness. This helps increase the elasticity of the vaginal lining, bringing relief to dryness and irritation. This therapy can also help relieve pain felt during intercourse. The estrogen does not get into the bloodstream because it is inserted and absorbed in the vagina.

Schedule an Appointment With Your Doylestown PA Gynecologist

If you are going through menopause and would like relief from the symptoms you’re experiencing, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with us today. Our board-certified OB/GYN physicians routinely help women manage symptoms of menopause so they can get the much-needed relief they need. Simply call our Doylestown office at (215) 340-2229 to schedule your visit. We look forward to seeing you soon and providing you with the high quality treatment and individualized care you deserve!