Treating Your Menopause Symptoms
By Eric Bentolila MD, PA
February 16, 2017
Category: OBGYN
Tags: Menopause  

Our goal is to make this transition in your life a whole lot easier.menopause

One thing is certain: all women will experience menopause. While some may breeze through it without the dreaded hot flashes or mood swings, if you are having a difficult time getting your menopause symptoms under control our Ridgewood, NJ, OBGYN, Dr. Eric Bentolila, is here to help. Learn more about menopause and your treatment options.

What are some menopause symptoms?

The two most common symptoms that women in menopause experience are hot flashes and irregular periods. Of course, there are a host of other issues that can present themselves, from mood swings and night sweats to thinning hair and vaginal dryness. Why menopause is a natural change that women go through it doesn’t mean that you just have to deal with these symptoms.

What are my treatment options?

Treatment is not designed to stop menopause but it will do a lot to lessen and even eliminate some of your symptoms and to make the transition much smoother and easier. When you come in to visit our Ridgewood gynecologist we will discuss simple lifestyle changes you can make to improve your symptoms. Common changes include reevaluating and altering your diet to eat healthier, making sure you are getting enough sleep, quitting smoking or other bad habits, getting regular exercise, etc.

If your symptoms are more serious or are disrupting your daily activities then we will also talk to you about other ways to handle your symptoms, whether through supplements, antidepressants or hormone therapy. Hormone therapy provides the body with estrogen and progesterone to help reduce the symptoms associated with menopause. While estrogen may seem only important for childbearing years, this hormone is actually important for how your body absorbs calcium, which is necessary for strong, healthy bones and for supporting good cholesterol levels.

The best way to find out what supplements, medication or hormone replacement therapy is right for you is to come in for a consultation. We will sit down with you and discuss the advantages and disadvantages that come with these different treatments so you can make a more informed decision. Also, we will need to consider other factors like personal and family medical history to help us determine which treatments will be most effective for targeting your menopause symptoms.

If you are looking for the best way to address your menopause symptoms then call our Ridgewood, NJ, OBGYN office today to schedule an appointment with us. We are here for you!