Menopause medicine is the category of gynecology that tackles issues related to the permanent end of your menstrual cycle.
You’ve reached menopause after you’ve gone 12 consecutive months without a period. However, leading up to that time, your body goes through extensive hormone fluctuations as your ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone.
These hormones are responsible for helping things run smoothly in several different ways. Even small fluctuations can cause various symptoms, so it’s no surprise that many women experience intense symptoms as they approach menopause and for some time after they get there.
At Sky Women’s Health, Dr. Moyers evaluates you and may offer a hormone blood test if she believes your symptoms to be from menopause-related hormone changes. She recommends treatment to women who have severe and disruptive menopause symptoms.
Menopause medicine may be necessary if you experience menopause-related symptoms that cause major inconveniences in your life, like disrupting your sleep, relationships, or productivity. Menopause can impact your sexual health and wellness too.
You might benefit from menopause medicine if you experience:
Of course, the main symptom of menopause is missed periods. While menopause treatments don’t bring your periods back, they replenish your hormones so you can feel more comfortable as you enter the next phase of your life.
Menopause medicine can involve a few different approaches to symptom management, depending on your personal needs and goals. After your initial consultation, Dr. Moyers might recommend:
Hormone replacement therapy provides you with the estrogen and/or progesterone you need to alleviate the symptoms that come with the loss hormones.
Treatment of low sexual desire
Testosterone can boost sexual desire in postmenopausal patients. Feel overwhelmed by the marketing around testerone therapy in women? Dr. Moyers will help you weed through the noise and decide a safe and effective route for you.
Botox is an injectable containing a neurotoxin. It treats pelvic floor dysfunction, which can arise as you get older and approach menopause.
Dr. Moyers can make recommendations for diet and lifestyle changes to make you feel better on a day-to-day basis.
To find out more about menopause medicine and how it can help you, call Sky Women’s Health or book an appointment online today.