Other Solutions for Treating Menopause Symptoms
Hormone therapy is not the only solution for treating menopause. Depending on your symptoms, your Houston gynecologist may also recommend natural remedies and hormone-free alternatives such as diet changes, stress reduction, herbal remedies and exercise.
Your Choices When it Comes to Menopause
Menopause is enviable. The average age of menopause is 51 but symptoms of estrogen and progesterone deficiencies usually occur long before. How they affect each woman varies depending on her lifestyle, eating habits, stress level and genetics.
When menopause symptoms do occur in your body, you can:
- Do nothing and suffer from the symptoms of low hormone levels which include hot flashes, night sweats, sleeplessness, low libido, low energy, mood changes, mental fogginess and vaginal dryness.
- Try to control the symptoms with herbal remedies, anti-depressants and/or the birth control pills. Depending on your situation, Dr. Leibman may recommend one of these treatments.
- Take bioidentical hormones which can help reduce or eliminate the symptoms of menopause.
Talk to Dr. Leibman about which choice is right for you.