Menopause Specialist

Tangchitnob MD

Gynecologist/Urogynecologist Cosmetic & Robotic Surgeons located in West Covina, CA

Also sometimes referred to as the change of life, menopause is a normal part of your aging process. Unfortunately, the decrease in hormones that come with the change may cause a number of uncomfortable symptoms. Women’s health experts Drs. Dumrong and Edward Tangchitnob at Tangchitnob MD in West Covina, California, offer safe and effective treatments for your menopausal symptoms. For relief from your symptoms, call today or book an appointment online.

Menopause Q & A

Tangchitnob MD

How do I know I am in menopause?

If you’ve gone more than 12 consecutive months without your period, you’re in menopause. Most women in the United States hit menopause around age 52.

You may begin the transition into menopause, referred to as perimenopause, in your 40s. During the transition, you may experience many of the symptoms associated with menopause, such as hot flashes, night sweats, and irritability. While you will still menstruate during this transition, your periods may be irregular.

What are the symptoms of menopause?

Common symptoms of menopause include:

  • Hot flashes and night sweats
  • Mood swings and irritability
  • Vaginal dryness or pain
  • Low sex drive
  • Difficulty sleeping or fatigue

Menopausal symptoms vary from woman to woman and may range from mild to severe.

How is menopause treated?

If your menopause symptoms are affecting your quality of life, the women’s health experts at Tangchitnob MD may recommend treatments to help manage your symptoms and give you your life back. Some of these treatment options may include:

  • Bioidentical hormones
  • Vaginal rejuvenation with FemLift
  • Vaginal estrogen
  • Antidepressants

In addition to the physical symptoms you feel during menopause, the lack of estrogen also affects bone strength, increasing your risk of osteoporosis. To help maintain bone health and strength, the women’s health specialists at Tangchitnob MD may recommend medication, supplements, or diet changes.

Weight gain may also be an issue you face during menopause, and the team may offer diet and exercise recommendations to help you maintain a healthy weight.

What are bioidentical hormones?

Bioidentical hormones are a more natural form of hormone replacement. While many women may have concerns about traditional hormone replacement therapy due to the risks of getting blood clots, heart attacks, or breast cancer, bioidentical hormone replacement serves as a natural alternative to traditional hormone replacement therapy.

Bioidentical hormones are created from plants, such as soy or yams, to mimic the function of the hormones found in your body to relieve the symptoms of menopause.

The specialists at Tangchitnob MD use BioTE® hormone replacement pellets, which are individually created to match your specific hormone needs. The pellets are safely implanted under your skin, usually in your buttocks, to provide a steady dose of hormones for better symptom control.

For help managing your menopausal symptoms, call today or schedule an appointment using the online booking agent.

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