Menopause symptoms occur due to a shift or imbalance in a woman’s reproductive hormones that are secreted from the ovaries. It can vary and may begin as early as a woman reaches her late 30’s or early 40’s. This condition is known as premature ovarian insufficiency or premature menopause. At Practice Happiness, Dr. Drake has been offering women in the greater Houston and Woodlands, Texas area a chance to regain their sexual confidence and quality of life.
Since women spend approximately a third of their lives in a post-menopausal state, don’t let menopause symptoms rob you of the natural pleasure for positive sexual activity.
Call today at (281) 402-3268 to get started on the path to sexual satisfaction for both you and your partner!
Peri-menopause, the phase prior to menopause can last from 5-15 years with the patient experiencing some of these symptoms.
Symptoms such as vaginal dryness can occur prior to menopause. Around 17% of women aged 18-50 experience this symptom before entering its onset, making sexual activity difficult. In addition, you may experience loss of sexual interest or stimulation.
Signs of menopause may include:
• Hot flashes
• Sleep irregularities
• Weight gain
• Vaginal dryness
• Loss of sexual interest
• Vaginal atrophy
Vaginal atrophy is a significant problem and affects sex drive and intimacy. In a 2014 study conducted in America and published in Menopause, researchers found that painful sex related to vaginal atrophy negatively affected both men and women and was shown to be a primary reason for decreased sex drive and avoiding sex.
During menopause, many women experience hot flashes and night sweats, resulting in lack of sleep and deep REM sleep so that they are too fatigued for sex.
Weight gain also plagues many menopausal women causing them to have lower self-esteem and develop a poor body image. This frequently leads to depression, which can be compounded by the results of lack of estrogen. Irritability or moodiness may occur leading to a poor environment for sexual pleasure by either partner.
Today there is relief! Multiple vaginal rejuvenation and menopause symptom treatments are changing the way women experience their post- menopausal years.
Types of menopause treatment:
With the recent introduction of new radio-frequency devices such as ThermiVa, designed to stimulate vascularity and collagen production, moisture can be restored to dry vaginal tissues.
Additional procedures and treatment options for these and other symptoms of menopause include:
At Practice Happiness, Dr. Drake discusses your menopause symptoms and lifestyle to determine how best to treat your conditions. Each person is unique and this is why she offers a variety of options for treatment. Whether you have unexpectedly undergone a hysterectomy at an early age, entered peri-menopause, or just progressed into the latter stages of menopause, Dr. Drake is prepared to meet your needs in a warm and caring environment. By providing multiple treatment options, you experience the best opportunity to correct and eliminate menopause symptoms or to address sexual dysfunction.
Tips for talking to your doctor about menopause symptoms during the consultation:
• Plan to discuss the areas of most concern first
• Prepare a list of questions that you and/or your partner may have
• Record the answers to your questions so that you can review after the consultation
• Don’t be afraid to ask follow-up questions to anything you don’t understand
• If the subject is too embarrassing, bring text examples to explain your condition
• Describe any relevant symptom that you feel important even if not asked about it
Call our office at (281) 402-3268 or contact us online to schedule your private consultation and get started on the road to a more satisfying life.