Many women come to our menopause specialty center looking for explanations for the symptoms they are experiencing. Some patients come to us after reaching out to other gynecologists or specialists. Some women have read literature that would make them believe that menopause causes headaches, obesity, aches and pains, fatigue, and memory loss, and think that these symptoms could be fixed by starting Hormone Replacement Therapy. We, the doctors of Women’s Health and Menopause Center are committed to our patients and are empathetic to their struggles.
We understand that many women experience weight gain, migraines, obesity, depression, anxiety, and fatigue. These symptoms may have a multi-factorial explanation, that is not simplified into “menopause”. We enjoy the process of gathering information from our patients with a common goal of finding appropriate treatment. Though, some symptoms can be attributed to menopause, some may not be and require additional investigation and alternative resources for help. Hormone replacement therapy, both bio-identical and synthetic is indicated primarily for the treatment of hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness.
It is oftentimes, surprising and sometimes frustrating for the patient to learn that hormone replacement therapy may, indeed, not be the cure for all or any of their symptoms.
As your physician, it is our duty to listen to you, review your individual symptoms, and provide you with the most holistic possible care by tailoring a treatment plan specific to your needs. This may or may not include hormone therapy.
As specialists in menopause, we recognize that it is difficult to determine which symptoms are specific to menopause and which symptoms may be a consequence of the aging process and which symptoms may have an alternate cause altogether. We are sympathetic to the concerns of our patients and will always try to address your complaints and concerns. If you are noticing any symptoms or problems, please contact our office for an appointment.