The hormonal changes women experience during menopause can cause symptoms like hot flashes, trouble sleeping, and mood swings. At ObGyn Care of Oklahoma, Dr. Shaurin Patel is experienced in helping women deal with menopausal complications. If you're in menopause and are having trouble finding relief from your symptoms, call the Oklahoma City office or use the online scheduling tool to set up an appointment with Dr. Patel today.
Menopause refers to the time in a woman’s life when she stops ovulating and can no longer get pregnant. While menopause can begin as early as your 30s, it typically starts between age 45 and 55.
Your body gradually transitions into menopause, usually over the course of several years. Perimenopause refers to the slowing down of your period and the transition into menopause. During this period, you will likely experience irregular periods, which might mean shorter or longer cycles.
When you haven’t had a period for 12 consecutive months, you’ve reached menopause.
When you go through menopause, your body produces smaller amounts of the hormones estrogen and progesterone. Mostly as a result of these hormonal changes, you may experience a number of uncomfortable symptoms, including:
Other effects of menopause aren’t as noticeable. For instance, your decreased hormone levels can contribute to lower bone density, which makes you more susceptible to developing osteoporosis. It can also lead to high cholesterol and increase your risk of heart disease and stroke.
At ObGyn Care of Oklahoma, Dr. Patel treats menopause symptoms with a variety of techniques.
First and foremost, he’s there to provide emotional support during what can be a difficult time for many women. He discusses your symptoms with you, reviews your medical history, and performs a comprehensive physical exam to get a clearer picture of your situation.
Dr. Patel is experienced at dealing with a broad range of menopause symptoms. He works with you to develop a personalized treatment plan to meet your needs. He provides hormone treatments, lifestyle counseling and guidance, as well as minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, such as a hysterectomy and other specialized surgeries to provide relief from painful menopausal symptoms, when needed.
If you are transitioning into menopause or are currently in menopause, schedule an appointment with Dr. Patel by calling or using the online booking tool today.