Menopause Specialist

Georgia Center for Female Health

Board Certified OBGYNs & MedSpa located in Peachtree Corners, GA & Decatur, GA

If you experience unpleasant symptoms associated with menopause and desire relief, Lynette D. Stewart, MD, Wanda I. Cape, CNM, MPH, and their expert OB/GYN team offer solutions at Georgia Center for Female Health in Peachtree Corners and Decatur, Georgia. They use hormone replacement therapy and other noninvasive treatments to restore your quality of life. Schedule an appointment with Georgia Center for Female Health by phone or online today.

Menopause Q & A

What is menopause?

Menopause occurs when your body hasn’t had a period in 12 months. It can occur in your 40s or 50s, and the average age of menopause in the US is 52. Perimenopause is the transitional period through menopause. Hormone changes that occur during perimenopause and menopause can cause unpleasant symptoms, but treatment offers you relief.

What are the symptoms of menopause?

Fluctuating estrogen and progesterone levels during the years leading up to and after menopause can cause:

  • Chills and night sweats
  • Irregular periods
  • Hot flashes
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Weight gain
  • A slowed metabolism
  • Sleeping problems
  • Thinning hair or dry skin
  • Loss of breast volume
  • Mood changes

During perimenopause, your periods might become longer, shorter, closer together, lighter, heavier, or less frequent until they eventually stop. When you’ve reached menopause, your ovaries stop producing eggs, and you can no longer get pregnant.

Complications associated with hormone fluctuations and menopause might include osteoporosis, heart or blood vessel disorders, urinary incontinence, and sexual dysfunction.

How are menopause symptoms treated?

Georgia Center for Female Health specialists might recommend one of the following treatments to reduce symptoms or complications associated with menopause:

Lifestyle changes

Adopting healthy lifestyle habits can reduce symptoms or health risks associated with menopause. Your OB/GYN specialist recommends getting plenty of sleep, eating a healthy diet, getting regular exercise, and not smoking.

Hormone replacement therapy

Hormone replacement therapy can reduce unpleasant symptoms related to menopause (and perimenopause) and lower your risk of osteoporosis. Your provider might recommend oral hormone therapy or vaginal estrogen products like creams, tablets, or rings to restore estrogen levels.

Medications/supplements

Taking certain medications or supplements can relieve hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause. Other medicines help reduce your risk of or treat osteoporosis. 

Laser treatment

Noninvasive laser treatments can reduce vaginal dryness, lax vaginal tissue, urinary incontinence, and other symptoms of vaginal atrophy. Laser technology gently heats vaginal tissue to stimulate collagen production, tighten tissues, and increase vaginal lubrication without surgery or downtime.

Don’t live with unpleasant perimenopause or menopause symptoms when simple treatments are available at Georgia Center for Female Health. Book an appointment by phone or online today.