The transition into menopause varies widely amongst women and symptoms can range from mildly bothersome to severely incapacitating. Fortunately, these issues are manageable. From hormone therapy to lifestyle shifts, Dr. Tobie Beckerman can guide you toward effective treatment. She’d love to get to know you and your needs in a customized appointment at Beckerman Women’s Health, serving women in Washington, DC, Potomac, Rockville, Bethesda, Gaithersburg and surrounding cities in Montgomery County, MD. Call our office today to learn more.
Menopause is a natural phase of life, but for many women, the accompanying hormonal changes cause symptoms that negatively affect their quality of life. These symptoms include:
There are many things that can be done to look and feel your best from menopause and beyond. Dr. Beckerman customizes treatment plans based on your specific needs, symptoms, and overall health. Possible treatment options include:
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is considered the most effective treatment for menopause symptoms, including hot flashes and vaginal dryness. It works by replacing lost hormones, typically estrogen and/or progesterone. HRT isn’t for everyone, so talk to Dr. Beckerman to find out if it’s the best option for you. She’ll help you weigh the potential risks and benefits, educate you on the true facts and dispel fear and media myths often skewing a patients ability to make a comfortable decision.
A healthy lifestyle, lifetime food modifications without total restriction of favorite foods, and proper medical treatment can help keep your wellness and weight in check after menopause. Important nutrients include:
If you aren’t able to meet your nutritional needs through food alone, Dr. Beckerman may recommend supplements. In addition to a healthy diet, aim for moderate exercise most days, staying hydrated, and getting enough sleep.
MonaLisa Touch is a minimally invasive, office, laser therapy that can help relieve numerous symptoms related to menopause by restoring pelvic tissue and function. It’s especially helpful for reducing vaginal dryness or burning, urinary incontinence, and pain during or after intercourse. To get support regarding your menopause symptoms, call Beckerman Women’s Health today.