Hot flashes, mood swings and lack of energy do not have to be par for the course when it comes to menopause.
At a certain age, women will go through a transitional period known as menopause. This typically occurs anywhere from a woman’s late 40s to early 50s. With the onset of menopause come a lot of changes. There is a decrease in progesterone and estrogen. As a result, you may be prone to vaginal dryness, fatigue or weight gain. Fortunately, our Lone Tree and Englewood, CO OB-GYNs have some ways to tackle these symptoms to make this time in your life a little easier.
Do you experience vaginal burning, dryness or irritation that just now appeared during menopause? If so, our Lone Tree and Englewood gynecologists have a treatment option that could provide amazing results. Through this simple laser procedure, we can promote the generation of new collagen and elastin in the vagina.
Just like during a regular gynecological exam, a probe will be inserted into the vagina where it will emit laser pulses. The entire procedure is safe, painless, doesn’t require any anesthesia or cutting, and only takes about five minutes. Most patients require about three treatments and will see a vast improvement in their symptoms.
You Have Other Options, Too!
Of course, there are many ways to treat your menopausal symptoms, from at-home remedies to treatments that only a doctor can offer you. Sometimes hormonal replacement therapy is a great way to boost estrogen and progesterone levels to treat symptoms like hot flashes and vaginal dryness and possibly even reduce chances of developing osteoporosis. In essence, hormone replacement therapy is done to replace the hormones that your body isn’t making.
You may think you don’t need estrogen anymore but it isn’t just important for childbearing women. It can help strengthen bones (thus the higher risk of osteoporosis when women hit menopause), it elevates good cholesterol levels and also helps your body use calcium more efficiently. Don’t take these hormones for granted--they are important to your health even during menopause.
We know that menopause is different for every woman and the goal of South Metro Obstetrics & Gynecology in Lone Tree and Englewood, CO is to make sure that everyone gets the care they need to effectively manage their symptoms. We would be happy to talk to you about everything from simple remedies and tips to more advanced menopausal treatments.