Is it the end of your menstrual cycles? The hormonal changes that occur with menopause affect your emotional well-being and physical changes. At this stage, you experience vaginal dryness and discomfort, hot flashes, sleeping disturbances, irregular menstruation, depression, and lack of energy. Dr. Zilberstein treats most New York, menopause alleviating menopause symptoms and helping you regain your youthful aesthetic appearance.
Outlined below are treatment options used by Dr. Inga Zilberstein, MD, PLLC, to control your menopause.
Traditional Hormonal Replacement Therapy
This treatment method helps to balance your hormone levels by providing supplemental estrogen and synthetic progesterone.
Home therapy is usually in the form of skin patches and cream and helps prevent hot flashes and bone loss.
However, suppose you have a family history of heart diseases, blood clots, gallbladder disease, liver disease, stroke, and breast cancer. In that case, hormonal therapy becomes unsuitable for you because it increases the risks of you developing those conditions.
Bioidentical Replacement Hormone Therapy (BRHT)
As you near menopause, levels of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone become to fluctuate, causing irregular periods, moods, hot flashes, and loss of energy. Bioidentical hormones control metabolism, reproduction, growth, and sexual function.
Therefore, BRHT helps to alleviate symptoms such as weight gain, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, night sweats, low energy, memory loss, mood swings, sleeping difficulties, and decreased interest in sexual activities.
Dr. Zilberstein may recommend the following natural remedies and dietary supplements to alleviate symptoms of menopause:
- Black cohosh is effective in relieving hot flashes and night sweats.
- Phytoestrogen such as soy, flaxseed, and ground oil help ease menopause symptoms and lower cholesterol levels.
- Vitamin E applied to the vagina helps to increase lubrication and helps reduce vagina dryness and hot flashes.
- Yoga, aerobic exercises, and breathing exercises help reduce irritability, control hot flashes and help you have a better night’s sleep.
- Taking calcium, quitting smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, and avoiding excessive alcohol help control symptoms of menopause.
As you age, estrogen declines leading to vaginal changes and discomfort. This procedure uses a laser to revitalize your vagina and alleviate painful intercourse, sexual dysfunction, vaginal dryness, and stress urinary incontinence.
Menopause is linked to changes in metabolism, reduced bone density, and increased risks of heart diseases.
Thus, having a whole-food diet in fruits, vegetables, whole grain, high-quality protein, and dairy products reduces symptoms of menopause.
You may also resolve symptoms by limiting added sugars, processed carbs, alcohol, caffeine, spicy and high sodium foods.
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
CBT focuses on modifying negative thoughts and behaviors; therefore, it effectively relieves mental changes such as depression, anxiety, sexual function, night sweats, and hot flashes.
The following will help your body and mind relax, relieving your stress levels:
- Exercise through yoga, meditation, breathing, and talking to someone help to elevate your moods.
- Massage, positive affirmation, a nutritious diet, and quality sleep help you feel relaxed and rejuvenated.
Talk to Your Menopause Specialist Today
Menopause treatment focuses on relieving your symptoms, preventing, and managing chronic conditions that might occur with aging. Book an appointment with Dr. Inga Zilberstein, MD, PLLC, Obstetrics & Gynecology in New York, get comprehensive treatment for your menopause symptoms, and get back to your vibrant self again.