Premier Ob/Gyn and Med Spa

Gynecologist & Obstetrician located in Henderson, NV

After years of dealing with a menstrual cycle, menopause might seem like a welcome relief. That is, until your body starts to experience the wide-ranging, often uncomfortable symptoms that come with it. Fortunately, menopause doesn’t have to be a challenging season of your life. Hayat Jawadi, DO, FACOG, offers education and options to minimize the discomfort of menopause for each of her patients at Premier Premier Ob/Gyn and Med Spa in Henderson, Nevada. To learn more about menopause or to explore hormone replacement therapy, call her office.

Menopause Q & A

What is menopause?

Menopause is technically a year-long process. Once you’ve gone 12 months without a menstrual cycle, you’ve officially reached menopause. But any woman who’s started experiencing hot flashes or losing sleep while still getting her period knows that menopause is much more than just the end of your period.

Most women experience menopausal symptoms for a few years leading up to menopause. This period is known as perimenopause. Most women also experience some symptoms for years after menopause, or postmenopause. The symptoms of perimenopause, menopause, and postmenopause include:

  • Irregular periods
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Hot flashes and night sweats
  • Mood changes
  • Weight gain
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Reduced libido
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Memory challenges

Clearly, menopause is often unpleasant. But knowing what to expect helps women navigate this life transition. That’s why Dr. Jawadi walks her patients through each step of the menopause journey.

What causes menopausal symptoms?

During menopause, your body starts to produce fewer reproductive hormones. All of the above symptoms are caused by decreases in those hormone levels. Specifically, during perimenopause, menopause, and postmenopause, your body gradually begins producing less:

  • Estrogen
  • Progesterone
  • Luteinizing hormone
  • Testosterone
  • Follicle-stimulating hormone

Can I do anything about my menopause symptoms?

Definitely. Dr. Jawadi offers hormone replacement therapy to help her patients feel their best throughout menopause. Hormone replacement therapy replaces the hormones that your body no longer produces naturally. By restoring your hormone levels to their previous balance, Dr. Jawadi alleviates the vast majority of your symptoms.

Specifically, estrogen therapy helps to minimize hot flashes and prevent bone loss. Finding the right hormone balance can take time, but Dr. Jawadi works with you to help you feel like yourself again.

No woman should have to suffer through menopause. Just because your body is changing doesn’t mean your life has to change with it. Through hormone replacement therapy, you and Dr. Jawadi can restore your comfort in your body and your quality of life.

Menopause is a major change. If you have any questions about it or want to explore hormone replacement therapy, don’t hesitate to call Premier Ob/Gyn and Med Spa.