Dr. Ana Morales provides care for women in menopause on a regular basis. Menopausal symptoms generally starts around the age of 50 and lasts for one to five years. A simple blood test can measure your hormones to determine if you are experiencing menopause.
The most basic care includes an annual breast exam, pelvic exam, Pap smear, mammogram, and cholesterol test. Dr. Morales may also recommend a screening for heart disease, colon cancer, and bone density loss. If necessary, she can recommend ways to treat menopause symptoms.
Potential symptoms of menopause
- Hot flashes
- Skin flushing
- Heart palpations
- Night sweats
- Trouble sleeping
- Depression and/or anxiety
- Trouble concentration
- Vaginal dryness
- Urinary changes
- Decrease in sex drive
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and prescription medications can be used to treat these symptoms and prevent osteoporosis and osteopenia.
Dr. Morales at Caring for Women is very experienced and knowledgeable about menopause. She will be happy to see you in her Friendswood, Texas gynecology office. Request an appointment online today or call (832) 619-1373.