Menopause

McDowell Mountain Gynecology -  - General Gynecology & Minimally Invasive Surgery

McDowell Mountain Gynecology

General Gynecology & Minimally Invasive Surgeries & Aesthetic Medical Spa located in Scottsdale, AZ

When your transition to menopause isn’t smooth, the compassionate gynecology team at McDowell Mountain Gynecology in Scottsdale, Arizona, can help. Rachel Spieldoch, MD, FACOG, and her medical team understand how fluctuating hormones in menopause can interfere with your physical, mental, and emotional health. They offer customized treatments, including hormone replacement therapy, to regulate your hormone levels and improve your quality of life. Call McDowell Mountain Gynecology or book an appointment online today.

Menopause Q&A

What is menopause?

Menopause is the time in every woman’s life when periods stop for good after 12 consecutive months of not having a period. This occurs naturally and signals the end of your child-bearing years.

The transition time to the end of your periods is known as perimenopause. During this time, your reproductive hormones begin fluctuating and can cause a variety of uncomfortable symptoms, some severe enough to interfere with your quality of life.

When should I seek treatment for menopause?

There’s nothing you can do to stop or prevent menopause. McDowell Mountain Gynecology offers options to ease your symptoms and help you live more comfortably.

You can schedule a consultation to discuss treatments available for common side effects of menopause like:

  • Mood swings
  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Loss of sex drive
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding

The team can also help you manage anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues that occur due to changes in your hormone levels.

How are menopause symptoms treated?

At McDowell Mountain Gynecology, you can receive comprehensive care the team customizes to your individual needs. In many cases, they can use hormone replacement therapies to regulate your hormone levels and relieve symptoms.

Hormone replacement therapy uses bioidentical hormones that are structurally similar to your natural hormones. You may take the hormones orally or the physicians can implant pellets under the surface of your skin to deliver a steady stream of hormones into your body.

Bioidentical estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone hormones are available to restore your hormone levels and relieve hot flashes and other symptoms. They can also protect you from issues like osteoporosis and heart disease that may occur due to the loss of estrogen as you transition into menopause.

What if I can’t take hormones for menopause?

Hormone replacement therapy isn’t right for everyone. The team at McDowell Mountain Gynecology can still provide resources to help you deal with disruptive symptoms of menopause if you can’t tolerate hormones.

In addition to lifestyle changes and medications, you may benefit from the available nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation treatments. These treatments use radiofrequency energy to trigger new collagen production in your vaginal tissues to improve dryness, laxity, and urinary incontinence.

To find out more about hormone replacement therapy and other treatments for menopause symptoms, call McDowell Mountain Gynecology or request an evaluation online today.