Menopause

Menopause Specialist
Patients living in the Fulton County area of Georgia and the nearby community of College Park are welcome to visit Dr. Anthony Adams at Apogee Women's Health if they're beginning to suffer from the symptoms of menopause. Menopause symptoms that are severe can have a devastating impact on a patient's quality of life. Seeking treatment can help to control the symptoms, allowing the person to get back into the swing of things.

Menopause Q & A

Apogee Women's Health

When does menopause start?

Menopause typically commences in your mid-40s to mid 50-s. Every woman is different, however. Some patients may experience symptoms as early as their late 30s. The menopause transition begins when estrogen production drops. As you age, estrogen levels will continue to decrease, allowing more significant changes and symptoms to appear.

Dr. Adams can notice the beginning of these changes during your annual women's wellness exam. If the symptoms are severe, treatment options will be offered to help relieve your discomfort.

What are the main symptoms associated with menopause?

Women can experience a wide array of symptoms or just a few. The most common symptoms of menopause include:

  • Weight gain
  • Hot flashes
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Abdominal pain
  • Headaches
  • Mood swings
  • Irritability

During menopause, your hormones can fluctuate dramatically causing symptoms that can be quite severe. Symptoms may worsen as you age and continue the transition through menopause. Your symptoms can even be so severe that it makes it difficult to get the sleep you need to function.

When symptoms become so severe that it prevents you from enjoying your family and favorite activities, it's time to explore some treatment options. Menopause symptoms are in fact treatable, and there are several treatment options available that will allow you to resume a more normal routine. Dr. Adams can treat the symptoms individually or collectively through the use of hormone replacement therapy.

Is hormone replacement therapy always needed during menopause?

Hormone replacement therapy is just one among many options you have when it comes to controlling the effects of menopause. However, it is a safe and effective way to re-establish normal hormone levels in your body.

Women who are experiencing severe symptoms that are hurting their ability to live comfortably should make an appointment with Dr. Adams. He can evaluate their condition to determine what type of treatment is needed. The use of hormone replacement therapy is one way to provide long-term management of hormone imbalances associated with menopause.

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