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Menopause Specialist

The Women's Specialists of Fayette -  - Obstetrician & Gynecologist

The Women's Specialists of Fayette

Obstetricians & Gynecologists located in Fayetteville, GA

As the years pass, you may notice signs your body is going through menopause, or is in menopause. As many as half of women undergo changes in their vaginal health during menopause. The Women's Specialists of Fayette in Fayetteville, Georgia, offers a novel noninvasive therapy for your vaginal health that naturally restores moisture and elasticity. To find out more, call today or schedule a consultation online.

Menopause Q & A

Women in the menopausal years may have a variety of symptoms, some of which are related to menopause, some of which are not. There are a vexing number of options and concerns for woman to sort through as they try to decide what is best for them. The physicians at The Women's Specialists of Fayette are well versed at discussing the various concerns and treatment options, both over the counter and natural, as well as prescribed treatments. They also can recommend screening tests such as bone density or vitamin D levels which can help determine your individual risk.

What is menopause?

Menopause is a normal, natural event that marks the official end of your child-bearing years, occurring around the age of 51 on average. You know you’re in menopause after you’ve missed your period for 12 consecutive months and the reason isn’t related to a health issue.  

Menopause is a time of change in your body. You’ll experience a decline in the level of estrogen and other hormones in your body. For many women, menopause is an optimal time to reassess their health. It’s a good time to consult with your doctor at The Women's Specialists of Fayette, who may recommend screening tests, such as for bone density or vitamin D levels, which can change in menopause.

What are the symptoms of menopause?

Each woman’s experience of menopause is her own. You may experience a variety of symptoms, some of which are related to menopause, some of which are not.

Many women report no physical changes in the years leading to menopause aside from irregular menstrual periods. However, you may experience perimenopausal symptoms, such as:

  • Hot flashes
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Memory problems
  • Moodiness
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Weight gain

Not all these changes are hormone-related. Some symptoms, such as hot flashes and memory problems, tend to go away after menopause. Once you’re in menopause, you may be among the up to 50% of postmenopausal women who experience changes in their vaginal health.

Do I need treatment for menopause?

It’s common to see the effects of menopause in your body, ranging from vaginal dryness to urinary incontinence. The physicians at The Women's Specialists of Fayette are well-versed at discussing the various concerns and treatment options, both over the counter and natural, as well as prescribed treatments to help you feel like yourself again.

How is vaginal dryness treated in menopause?

The practitioners at The Women's Specialists of Fayette offer a noninvasive laser therapy for vagina dryness. Called MonaLisa Touch®, the treatment uses gentle laser energy to stimulate a natural healing response in your vaginal tissues without surgery, hormones, or downtime. Most patients need around three treatments and experience only minimal side effects from the therapy.

If you think you’re in menopause, and are experiencing uncomfortable changes in your health and well-being, the team at The Women's Specialists of Fayette can help. Call today or schedule a consultation online.

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