Menopause is a natural transition in a woman’s life. However, the symptoms caused by hormonal changes can alter your quality of life. Angel Paas, MD, at Kennesaw Gynecology in Kennesaw, Georgia, specializes in the management of perimenopause and menopause and offers both hormonal and nonhormonal treatments to help improve your symptoms and your quality of life. To get help with menopause, call the office today or request an appointment online.
You have officially reached menopause when you’ve gone one full year without a menstrual cycle and have a permanent cessation of menstrual bleeding. In the United States, the average age of menopause is 51 years.
Some women, however, may reach menopause before age 40, which requires management from the women’s health care team at Kennesaw Gynecology.
Before you officially hit menopause, your body goes through a transitional period called perimenopause as your hormones fluctuate. During perimenopause, you may still continue to have a menstrual cycle, but your periods may be spaced out with no predictable pattern.
Menopausal symptoms usually begin during perimenopause as your hormones begin to fluctuate. Common symptoms include:
While the symptoms you experience may vary in both type and severity, for many women the symptoms can be disruptive to their everyday life. Dr. Paas specializes in the management of perimenopause and menopause, and she can develop the most effective treatment plan to help improve your symptoms so you can continue to live your best life.
Dr. Paas offers both hormonal and nonhormonal treatments for the management of your menopausal symptoms. Some of the treatments include:
Dr. Paas also offers testosterone pellet therapy for women. Many women find that testosterone pellet therapy provides relief from many menopause symptoms, including hot flashes, low libido, depression, and lethargy, without causing any adverse effects.
The O-Shot contains platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and is a nonhormonal treatment for the vaginal tissue changes that occur during menopause. PRP is created from your own blood and contains a concentrated amount of platelets, which contain growth factors and other healing proteins. When injected into specific areas of your vaginal tissue, the PRP helps regenerate new, healthier tissue to relieve vaginal discomfort and improve sensation.
Dr. Paas also offers natural supplements, including Relizen® and black cohosh, and provides education on lifestyle changes you can make to improve your symptoms. She may also recommend localized estrogen medication and nonestrogen medication for vaginal dryness.
To learn more about all of your treatment options for menopause, call Kennesaw Gynecology today or request an appointment online.