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About Menopause Management

From hot flashes and insomnia to trouble with bladder control, menopause can cause a host of troublesome symptoms that may persist for a decade or more. Midsouth Independent Group (MIG) providers offer comprehensive menopause management to women in Memphis, Tennessee. Contact a Midsouth Independent Group gynecology provider today for excellent care in menopause management.

Menopause Management Q & A

What is menopause management?

Menopause management focuses on alleviating menopausal symptoms that can negatively affect your quality of life. Midsouth Independent Group providers offer personalized menopause management, including hormonal and non-hormonal treatments for the full spectrum of symptoms.

Why would I need menopause management?

The transition to menopause is a unique experience for every woman. Not everyone needs treatment to manage their symptoms. Menopause management may be right for you if you’re experiencing symptoms that interfere with your daily life, such as:

  • Hot flashes

  • Night sweats

  • Headaches

  • Insomnia and fatigue

  • Dry skin, eyes, or mouth

  • Hair loss or thinning

  • Weight gain

  • Urinary incontinence

  • Vaginal dryness or discomfort

  • Decreased sex drive

  • Difficulty concentrating or remembering

  • Emotional changes like mood swings, depression, or irritability

If you’re concerned about any of these signs and symptoms, a skilled gynecologist can help. They work with you to create a menopause management plan that suits your particular needs.

When should I seek treatment for menopause management?

You should talk to your gynecologist about menopause management as soon as you experience symptoms that impair your typical routine in any way.

Menopause is a biological process that happens naturally for most women around age 52. However, the months and years leading up to your final period are when you may begin to notice signs of menopause. This stage, called perimenopause, involves many hormonal changes that trigger symptoms like irregular periods and hot flashes.

Women who undergo hysterectomy surgery can experience menopausal symptoms much sooner, especially if the procedure involves ovary removal.

What are my options for menopause management?

After performing a physical exam and reviewing your medical history, your gynecologist discusses your particular concerns and lifestyle habits. Then, they create a customized menopause management plan focused on relieving your symptoms and improving your quality of life.

Depending on your needs, menopause management may include:

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy 

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) addresses the low levels of hormones that cause menopausal symptoms. During menopause, your body produces less estrogen and progesterone.

Boosting these hormone levels can relieve certain symptoms, including hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness. BHRT can also help prevent long-term problems like osteoporosis, a condition that weakens your bones.

Non-hormonal treatments

Hormone replacement therapy isn’t right for everyone. Your gynecologist may recommend lifestyle changes to manage your symptoms, such as changing your diet, exercising, and quitting smoking.

For individualized menopause management, Contact a Midsouth Independent Group provider today.