Menopause Specialist

Lake OB-GYN Associates of Mid-Florida, LLC

Board Certified OB/GYN located in Leesburg, FL & Lady Lake, FL

Menopause is entirely unavoidable, but that doesn’t mean you have to learn to get used to the vaginal dryness, weight fluctuations, and low libido that often come with it. If you’re struggling with menopause, the expert practitioners at Lake OB-GYN Associates of Mid-Florida, LLC provide innovative and personalized treatment plans. Book your menopause exam at the Leesburg, and Lady Lake, in Florida, clinic directly through the website. You can also call to speak with a team member to schedule.

Menopause Q & A

How is menopause diagnosed?

Menopause typically occurs around age 51 or 52, although you can enter menopause earlier or later. You also enter menopause if you had your ovaries removed with a partial or total hysterectomy.

For the years leading up to menopause (perimenopause), you might experience very abnormal periods, as well as several menopause-related symptoms. While your doctor can run some labs to evaluate your hormone levels, generally, they can confirm a diagnosis if you’ve gone at least 12 months without a menstrual period.

Once menopause is confirmed, your fertile stage of life is over and you can no longer bear children.

Does menopause cause symptoms?

Not everyone experiences symptoms related to menopause and the symptoms you do experience can vary in severity over the years. Some symptoms might even come and go. Menopause, as well as perimenopause, can lead to:

  • Low libido
  • Hot flashes
  • Mood swings
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Weight changes
  • Urinary problems
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Pain during sex

Whether your menopause symptoms are minor or severe, they’re not something you have to ignore or learn to overcome on your own. The dedicated team at Lake OB-GYN Associates of Mid-Florida, LLC can find just the right solution to help you get through the most unbearable of menopause symptoms.

What is the treatment for menopause?

When you’re perimenopausal or menopausal, your ovaries produce estrogen in very small amounts or stop producing it altogether. This is what leads to all of those uncomfortable side effects.

The goal of your provider at Lake OB-GYN Associates of Mid-Florida, LLC is to balance your hormones, including progesterone and testosterone if necessary, so those symptoms start to go away. Some of the best treatments for menopause include:

  • Low-dose hormonal birth control pills
  • Pellet therapy (implanted right in the office)
  • Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
  • Estrogen creams or vaginal suppositories or rings
  • Nonhormonal medications like selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)

Rest assured, with the help of Lake OB-GYN Associates of Mid-Florida, LLC you won’t have to let menopausal symptoms take over your life another day.

Schedule your menopause evaluation at Lake OB-GYN Associates of Mid-Florida, LLC today. You can book an appointment either online or over the phone.