Treating Your Menopause Symptoms

Knowing how to best manage your symptoms will help make the transition into menopause much easier.

Every woman goes through menopause. Of course, some women seem to breeze right through it without any trouble while other women suffer from severe night sweats, mood swings, headaches, and a variety of other issues due to hormonal imbalances. If you are experiencing symptoms of menopause that are affecting your daily life it’s time to talk to our Fort Worth OBGYN about ways to help get your symptoms under control.

It’s good to know that most of the time your menopause symptoms can be managed with simple lifestyle changes. Here are some options that could help:

Hot Flashes 

Avoid spicy foods, alcohol, or caffeine, which can trigger a hot flash
Opt for a fan to help with hot flashes at home or while in the office
Talk to your Fort Worth gynecologist about whether menopausal hormone therapy could help alleviate your night sweats
Sometimes medication can be prescribed to help with hot flashes (just ask us!)

Difficulty Sleeping 

Try to exercise more regularly, which can improve your quality of sleep
Do not drink caffeine afternoon
Make sure your bedroom is promoting good sleep. It should be a comfortable temperature, quiet and dark
Power down electronics about one hour before bed
Don’t eat a large meal late at night or right before bed
Skip naps during the day
Try to get on a sleep schedule where you go to bed and get up at the same time each day

Vaginal Dryness 

You can try an over-the-counter lubricant or vaginal moisturizer
And it’s severe or isn’t resolved through over-the-counter methods talk to us about prescription creams or other treatment options like menopausal hormone therapy

Mood Swings

Make sure you are getting enough sleep every day
Exercise regularly, which can boost endorphins and improve your mood
Talk to us about ways to help better manage your stress levels
See a therapist or consider joining a support group

Talk to us if you are experiencing depression, anxiety, or other symptoms that are affecting your daily life
In some cases, menopausal hormone therapy is a great way to alleviate a lot of the common symptoms of menopause, but this treatment isn’t right for everyone and could actually increase your chances of certain health conditions. This is why it’s always a good idea to talk to us about the pros and cons of hormone therapy.

Menopause doesn’t have to be a challenging time. Our Fort Worth, TX gynecologist can help make it easier with a variety of different treatment options including hormone therapy. If you want to find out if hormone therapy is right for you then it’s time to schedule an appointment to learn more.

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