While menopause is an entirely natural phase of every woman’s life, some may find the journey to the end of reproductive years difficult. As a certified menopause specialist by the North American Menopause Society, Aruna Koney, MD, provides comprehensive care for menopause-related symptoms at her office in Dallas, Texas. She customizes your treatment to fit your needs using hormone replacement therapy and other resources to help you better manage your symptoms. Schedule a consultation by phone or online to learn more about menopause treatment options.
Menopause is the time of a woman’s life where periods stop for good, and you can no longer have children. Your transition to menopause can start as early as your 30s and 40s and last until you don’t have a period for 12 consecutive months, usually in your early 50s.
The transitional period leading up to menopause is known as perimenopause. For some women, perimenopause can last for several months or several years until periods stop completely. During this time, your hormone levels fluctuate wildly, which can cause a number of symptoms that affect your physical, mental, and emotional health.
For some women, the journey to menopause can be confusing and overwhelming, especially when related symptoms are severe enough to interfere with your quality of life.
The majority of symptoms you experience in perimenopause - and even in your post-menopausal years - occur due to changes in your hormone levels. As your estrogen and progesterone levels decline, you can experience symptoms like:
You can also experience mood swings and mental health issues, like anxiety and depression.
While you can’t avoid or cure menopause, there are ways Dr. Koney can help you regain control of your life and ease the severity of your menopause-related symptoms.
As a certified menopause specialist, Dr. Koney understands how the transition to menopause can impact your life. She is highly skilled in evaluating your symptoms and provides hormone testing to ensure your symptoms relate to menopause and not another underlying health issue, like a thyroid disorder.
In many cases, Dr. Koney recommends hormone replacement therapy to ease menopause-related symptoms. This type of treatment involves taking hormones to rebalance your natural hormone levels. By addressing the root cause of your menopause-related symptoms, Dr. Koney can help you find relief from hot flashes, night sweats, anxiety issues, and other unwelcome effects of menopause.
Dr. Koney can also provide you with resources for improving your sexual health, such as lubricants to address painful sex, and products to resolve vaginal irritation and dryness.
If you need help managing symptoms of menopause, don’t delay a consultation with Aruna Koney, MD. You can request a menopause treatment consultation online now or by calling the office today.