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Menopause Specialist

Eighth Avenue Obstetrics and Gynecology

OBGYNs located in Fort Worth, TX

Menopause is unavoidable, but management for the hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and mood swings is possible. The doctors at Eighth Avenue Obstetrics and Gynecology provide personalized menopause treatment solutions. The practice boasts two locations in the Medical District of Fort Worth, Texas, for patient convenience. Book your menopause evaluation at either location through the website or over the phone today.

Menopause

What are the symptoms of menopause?

Menopause, which typically occurs in your early 50s, is confirmed when you’ve gone for at least 12 consecutive months with no menstrual period. But for years leading up to menopause, you may experience uncomfortable symptoms during a stage called perimenopause. You might notice:

  • Vaginal dryness, which could lead to pain during intercourse
  • Poor concentration 
  • Extreme hot flashes     
  • Unusual cold sweats 
  • Poor quality sleep
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Weight gain

Hormonal fluctuations associated with menopause are also known for affecting your mood. You may find that your mood shifts quickly, leaving you feeling irritable on a regular basis. 

Do I need treatment for menopause?

While the symptoms of menopause aren’t bad for all women, for some, symptoms seriously affect their lives, relationships, and personalities. If your menopausal symptoms are starting to lower your quality of life, it’s important to come into Eighth Avenue Obstetrics and Gynecology for an evaluation. 

It’s not only the symptoms caused by hormonal fluctuations that are a concern when it comes to menopause. You should also look into treatment because the drop in estrogen can lead to brittle bones, a condition known as osteoporosis. 

How is menopause treated?

Eighth Avenue Obstetrics and Gynecology is an all-inclusive women’s health clinic that has on-site laboratory services. Your dedicated doctor can evaluate your hormones, check your bone health, and spend time learning about your menopausal symptoms to find out which treatment may be best for you. 

In most cases, beginning a hormone replacement therapy (HRT) plan is most effective for providing fast and long-lasting results. HRT involves, for example, applying a topical cream, taking medications, or wearing hormone patches to stabilize your hormone levels.

Eighth Avenue Obstetrics and Gynecology even offers HRT pellet treatments. Pellet therapy is an innovative way to improve your hormone levels by inserting tiny pellets underneath your skin. These pellets gradually release hormones over the following months.

Some of these menopause hormone treatments are bioidentical formularies, which means they come from natural ingredients (like yams), so the hormones more closely mimic the hormones your body used to make more regularly.

If hot flashes and other menopause symptoms are affecting you, contact Eighth Avenue Obstetrics and Gynecology for an exam. Book online or over the phone with either location.