New Beginnings OB-GYN
Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Las Vegas, NV
From hot flashes to painful intercourse, menopause can come along with troubling symptoms that negatively impact your quality of life. In Las Vegas, Nevada, New Beginnings OB-GYN helps women through menopause and provides a range of treatments to alleviate symptoms. The New Beginnings providers are here to help improve your quality of life and make this life transition as smooth as possible by giving you access to the highest standard of gynecological care. Schedule your appointment online or call the Las Vegas office to learn more about menopause treatments.
Menopause Q & A
What is menopause?
Menopause marks the end of a woman’s menstrual cycle, where she is no longer fertile. Typically, you’re considered to be going through menopause if you haven’t had your menstrual period for one year.
Menopause usually starts when a woman is 50 or older, but for some women, it begins in their 40s.
While menopause itself is a natural biological process, the symptoms that come along with it can cause discomfort and impact your quality of life. The symptoms are attributed to a decline in estrogen and progesterone production — important female reproductive hormones.
In some cases, menopause can start as a result of a hysterectomy that also removes the ovaries — where the reproductive hormones are produced. Menopause can also start prematurely due to cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy and radiation, or certain medical conditions, such as primary ovarian insufficiency — when the ovaries fail to produce sufficient levels of the reproductive hormones.
The New Beginnings providers offer treatments such as medications and hormone therapy that can be especially effective for combating the symptoms of menopause.
What are the symptoms of menopause?
In the months leading up to menopause, referred to as perimenopause, many women have symptoms and irregular periods.
Each woman experiences menopause differently. Some of the common symptoms include:
- Dry skin
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Thinning hair
- Vaginal dryness
- Painful intercourse
- Urinary incontinence
- Loss of breast fullness
- Weight gain and slow metabolism
- Poor sleep quality and disrupted sleep
Why should I see a gynecologist during menopause?
Visiting a gynecologist can provide you with valuable medical care before, during and after menopause. You can discuss your most intimate concerns with your gynecologist and receive effective treatments to give you relief from your symptoms.
Keeping up with your regular visits for preventive gynecological care is important through all phases of life, particularly during menopause and the resulting hormone fluctuations. The New Beginnings specialists provide menopause health screening tests and personalized care.
The lower estrogen production that occurs during menopause increases your risk for osteoporosis — a condition involving a weakening and thinning of the bones, and other health complications. From medications to hormone replacement therapy, your New Beginnings gynecologist can help you decide the best course of treatment for you.
Ongoing medical support from a provider you’re familiar with and can trust can make your menopause transition much easier. Book your menopause consultation online or call the Las Vegas office today.