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. 

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  Female Health Associates of North Texas 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 investigate treatment because the  drop in estrogen can lead to brittle bones, a condition known as osteoporosis. 

How is menopause treated? 

Female Health Associates of North Texas is an all-inclusive women’s health clinic  that has on-site laboratory services. Your dedicated doctor can evaluate your  hormones 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. 

Female Health Associates of North Texas 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. 

If hot flashes and other menopause symptoms are affecting you, contact Female  Health Associates of North Texas for an exam.