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Menopause Management

Sarasota OB/GYN Associates

OB/GYNs & Urogynecology located in Sarasota, Venice & Port Charlotte, FL

As you reach the end of your reproductive years, your body produces fewer hormones and your periods stop. If you experience disruptive menopausal symptoms, contact Katrina Davis, MD, FACOG, and Lyvie-Sara Sylvestre, MS, MD, at Sarasota OB/GYN Associates in Sarasota, Venice and Port Charlotte, Florida. They offer personalized menopause management to ease your symptoms and protect your health and vitality. You don’t have to suffer through menopause. Call the practice or schedule a consultation online today.

Menopause Management Q & A

What is menopause?

Menopause is the time of life when your menstrual cycle stops and you can no longer become pregnant. You officially reach menopause when you haven’t had a period for 12 consecutive months.

Before your periods end, you go through perimenopause. Perimenopause can last for five years or more as your estrogen levels fluctuate and decline. 

The hormonal changes that accompany perimenopause and menopause can cause uncomfortable and disruptive symptoms like:

  • Irregular bleeding or periods
  • Hot flashes and night sweats
  • Weight gain
  • Vaginal dryness or atrophy
  • Libido loss
  • Painful sex
  • Increased irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Incontinence
  • Depression and anxiety

Each woman has a unique experience with menopause. Your symptoms can vary and range in severity. Your experience could be completely different than your sister, mother, or friends. 

When should I talk to a doctor about menopause management?

As you approach menopause, you can talk to Sarasota OB/GYN Associates during your annual well-woman appointments about what to expect and how to protect your health. If you develop intrusive symptoms, don’t wait to talk to your doctor. 

Many women assume that their menopause symptoms are a normal part of aging and something they just need to live with, but this isn’t the case. Sarasota OB/GYN Associates offers expert menopause management services to relieve your symptoms and improve your well-being.

What is included in menopause management?

Sarasota OB/GYN Associates offers personalized menopause management services. They begin with a thorough exam and lab tests to evaluate your health and determine if your symptoms are due to menopause or another health issue. 

Depending on your needs, your menopause management program could include:

Hormone replacement therapy

Hormone replacement therapy is a personalized treatment program that increases hormone levels in your body to restore hormonal balance. It can relieve many of the uncomfortable symptoms associated with menopause and restore your health, well-being, and vitality.

Lifestyle modifications

Your body’s needs change as you approach and reach menopause. Your provider might talk to you about dietary changes, vitamins, and supplements. 

They might also recommend adding physical activity to your daily routine. Regular exercise can help you manage your weight, improve your mood, and give you an opportunity to socialize with friends. 

Counseling and medication

Depression and anxiety are common symptoms of menopause. You might benefit from talking to a counselor. Sarasota OB/GYN Associates may also prescribe medication to relieve mental health symptoms. 

Call Sarasota OB/GYN Associates or make an appointment online today for personalized menopause management services.