Don’t Suffer Throuh Menopause Alone: We Can Help

Don’t Suffer Throuh Menopause Alone: We Can Help

Menopause, or “the change,” as it used to be known, is when a woman’s childbearing years come to an end, along with your periods. Some women mourn this time, while others feel relieved to be done with women’s sanitary products, cramps, and food cravings.

Menopause isn’t a sudden “on-off” hormonal switch, however. The years leading up to it (perimenopause) can pose challenges with symptoms that range from insomnia to vaginal dryness. Of course, every woman is different and travels the menopausal path uniquely.

Dr. Peter Khamvongsa and the stellar Miami Institute for Women’s Health team provide compassionate care and attention to women going through menopause. We offer a range of treatments to help you deal with the diverse symptoms of menopause. Dr. Khamvongsa takes time to listen, and he cares about your health. 

Menopause: A plethora of symptoms

You’re formally considered to be in menopause when you haven’t had a period for 12 months. Menopause can come as a shock, but menopausal symptoms can persist well beyond 5-7 years. 

Dr. Khamvongsa can perform an in-office blood test that reveals your hormone levels to confirm that you’re in menopause. 

We mentioned how varied the symptoms are, but here’s a closer look at them:

It may surprise you to learn that a side effect of menopause can also be joint pain, so don’t rush to attribute it to arthritis if you notice it. 

You may wonder where to start with this huge laundry list of unpleasant symptoms, but Dr. Khamvongsa has tools and treatments at his disposal that can truly help. 

Menopause treatments can make all the difference

If you’re not one of the lucky women who move through menopause relatively unaffected, there is still hope, and you shouldn’t suffer in silence. When treating menopausal symptoms, Dr. Khamvongsa customizes treatments to the symptoms you’re experiencing. 

For example, if you are struggling with incontinence, we have multiple treatments that can help with that, including things you can do at home, like pelvic floor exercises, as well as medications, catheters, surgical solutions, and more.

For anxiety, depression, irritability, and other mood problems, prescribing an antidepressant or other medication may be the answer. Medication may also help with sleep problems, in addition to habits that support high-quality rest, such as winding down without tech devices in your bedroom. 

The root of menopausal problems is that your hormones (mainly estrogen and progesterone) — the body’s highly sensitive chemical messengers — do a complete 180, leaving your body and psyche asking, “What just happened?” 

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is an important treatment that replenishes the estrogen you’ve lost so your hormones are again in a place of equilibrium. 

Our HRT treatment is made from bioidentical hormones. This means that the hormones originated from natural plant sources but are molecularly the same as your own. Non-bioidentical hormones, on the other hand, are made using urine from pregnant horses. 

Understandably, your body more easily accepts the bioidentical hormones and doesn’t flag them as supplemental. All this makes for a smoother therapeutic process. 

You deserve ease and comfort as you go through menopause. Call our office at 786-220-8664 to schedule an appointment. Get relief from your symptoms, or plan ahead if you’re not quite there yet. You can also book an appointment using our convenient online tool

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