Menopause is a natural part of life for women. It signifies a transition to a new stage in life and is accompanied by many internal changes that may result in physical changes and challenges. The process of going through menopause is brought on by the decline of female hormone production. This process can happen gently and gradually, or in some cases rather abruptly. In both cases, it is vitally important to seek out professional help to regulate hormone levels and ensure you aren’t at risk of developing any chronic conditions.
At Nurturing You Women’s Health & Wellness in Corona, California, you can meet with expert gynecologist Leita Harris, MD, who has extensive training in modern menopause solutions. We are here to help you navigate this process and provide any resources we can to help restore your quality of life and overall health.
What are the Symptoms of Menopause?
Menopause is most infamously known for causing those sudden hot flashes that leave you dripping in sweat. But menopause affects your body in additional ways, too. As your hormone levels drop and become unbalanced during menopause, you may experience many types of issues including:
- Vaginal dryness
- Night sweats
- Mood swings
- Slowed metabolism
- Weight gain
- Difficulty sleeping
Menopause can even lead to loss of breast fullness, thinning hair, and overly dry skin. Before these uncomfortable and embarrassing menopause symptoms start taking over your life, find out which treatment options are right for you.
How is Menopause Diagnosed?
When your menstrual cycles stop and you go for 12 consecutive months without a period, you’re likely in menopause. According to the National Institute of Health, around 5% of women can enter menopause as early as their 40s, although it’s most common for menopause to happen around age 51.
During your menopause evaluation at Nurturing You Women’s Health & Wellness, Dr. Harris performs a physical examination and discusses your symptoms with you. She may also request a blood draw to check your hormone levels. In most cases, she can diagnose menopause and provide treatment options on the same day.
Treatment Options for Menopausal Symptoms
Yes. Dr. Harris understands how life-altering menopausal symptoms can become. She offers several solutions to restore your quality of life and lessen the side effects associated with menopause. Some of the most in-demand menopause treatments are described below.
FemTouch™ Vaginal Rejuvenation
FemTouch is a vaginal revitalization procedure that uses laser energy to restore healthy vaginal tissue. Over time, FemTouch can help tighten your vaginal canal, improve vaginal lubrication, and resolve bladder leakage. The entire process is painless and performed right in the office.
SottoPelle® Natural Hormone Replacement
Natural hormone replacement SottoPelle pellets is an innovative way to stabilize your body’s hormones, which ultimately reduces many of the side effects you experience with menopause. Because the pellets are natural and are nearly identical to the structure of your own hormones, you’re less likely to experience side effects.
Dr. Harris may also include vaginal estrogen creams, tablets, rings, or BHRT in your menopause treatment plan.
Start your menopause treatment at Nurturing You Women’s Health & Wellness and get relief from symptoms right away. Request your evaluation with Dr. Harris through the online scheduler, or by calling/texting the office.
Ready to Speak With a Specialist About Menopause?
If you have any questions about menopause or its symptoms, reach out to the experts at Nurturing You Women’s Health and Wellness! Our team of specialists can provide insights into your general health and recommended treatment to help you through the transitional stages of menopause! Call or book an appointment online today!