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By J. Gabriel Guajardo, M.D.
November 25, 2020
Category: OBGYN Treatments

How your gynecologist in Brownsville, Texas can help with menopause symptoms.

Menopause is an important time in a woman’s life. It can also be a very difficult time, filled with uncomfortable symptoms. The good news is, your gynecologist can help. Dr. J. Gabriel Guajardo in Brownsville, Texas offers comprehensive gynecological services, including counseling and treatment options for menopause.

Menopause is the time in a woman’s life when she can no longer have a child. The signs and symptoms of menopause can range from barely noticeable to nearly debilitating. Hormone levels decline, producing undesirable symptoms, including:

  • Hot flashes and night sweats
  • Skin and vaginal dryness
  • Thinning hair and skin
  • Loss of breast fullness
  • Mood swings and problems sleeping
  • Weight gain due to metabolism slowing

Your gynecologist can help you cope with the signs and symptoms of menopause, so you stay healthy and active. Diet and lifestyle counseling can help you feel better. Your gynecologist may recommend:

  • Increasing exercise to help you maintain a healthy weight
  • Practicing meditation and relaxation techniques to help with sleep difficulties
  • Avoiding caffeine, alcohol, and spicy foods to help with hot flashes
  • Increasing fluids to stay hydrated
  • Applying moisturizers and lubricants to keep your skin soft

There are several effective treatments to get relief from menopause symptoms. Your gynecologist may recommend:

  • Antidepressants to regulate your mood and help avoid mood swings
  • Medications to keep your bones strong and help prevent osteoporosis
  • Estrogen cream to reduce skin and vaginal dryness
  • Hormone therapy to reduce night sweats and hot flashes

Hormone therapy has made great advances in the last few years. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy has become a popular way of regulating hormone levels. Bio-identical hormone replacement offers many benefits, including:

  • An identical structure to human hormones
  • Supplying a steady stream of hormone levels
  • A lasting effect, from three to five months
  • A high level of safety and individual dosing
  • Fewer side effects of hormone replacement

You don’t have to suffer from the effects of menopause. Counseling and treatment can help. To find out more about menopause symptoms and treatment, call Dr. J. Gabriel Guajardo in Brownsville, Texas at (956) 350-4821 today!