Menopause Specialist

Genesys Women OBGYN

Dama A. Ziworitin, MD

OBGYN located in Sugar Land, TX

The transition through menopause and beyond often comes with unpleasant side effects like hot flashes, vaginal dryness, fatigue, or weight gain. Fortunately, Genesys Women OBGYN in Sugar Land, Texas, can provide you with solutions to find relief. Dama A. Ziworitin, MD, and her experienced team provide hormone replacement therapy and other noninvasive menopause treatments to restore your quality of life. Book an appointment by phone or online today.

Menopause Q & A

What is menopause?

Menopause is the time in a woman's life when she stops getting her period and is no longer able to become pregnant. 

Perimenopause is the transitional period through menopause associated with irregular periods, which might last about four years before your periods eventually stop. The average age for menopause is 52 in the United States.

What are the symptoms of menopause?

The following signs and symptoms may indicate perimenopause or menopause:

  • Hormone changes
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Hot flashes, chills, or night sweats
  • Irregular periods
  • Mood changes
  • Sleeping problems
  • Slowed metabolism
  • Weight gain
  • Loss of breast fullness
  • Thinning hair or dry skin

Health complications sometimes associated with menopause include osteoporosis, heart or blood vessel diseases, sexual dysfunction, and urinary incontinence. Treatment can reduce your risk of these and other health problems, in addition to offering menopause symptom relief.

How are menopause symptoms treated?

To find a treatment that best matches your needs, Dr. Ziworitin asks about your symptoms and reviews your medical history. She completes a physical exam, including a pelvic exam and Pap test, and might recommend blood tests, urine tests, or diagnostic imaging procedures.

Your menopause treatment plan might include:

Lifestyle changes

Making lifestyle changes might reduce symptoms of perimenopause and lower your risk of osteoporosis and other chronic diseases. Examples include maintaining a healthy weight, getting plenty of sleep and exercise, eating nutritious foods, reducing stress, and not smoking.

Hormone replacement therapy

Taking oral hormone replacement therapy pills or using vaginal estrogen products can increase estrogen and progesterone levels within your body to offer symptom relief.

Medications

Taking certain medications or dietary supplements can reduce hot flashes and other menopause symptoms, and lower your risk of or treat osteoporosis, high blood pressure, and heart problems. Dr. Ziworitin lets you know which medications or supplements are right for you.

Laser treatment

Laser therapy is often an effective treatment for symptoms of vaginal atrophy – such as vaginal dryness, pain with intercourse, bleeding with intercourse, and lax vaginal tissue. Laser technology gently heats tissues to tighten them and increase collagen production.

Don’t live with symptoms of menopause when noninvasive treatments are within reach at Genesys Women OBGYN. Book your next appointment by phone or online today.