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Don't Suffer Through Menopause Without Help

You usually don’t need a blood test or screening to know that you’re in transition for menopause. Hot flashes, headaches, irregular periods, and vaginal dryness are big clues. The support you need involves managing these symptoms and the changes in health that come after you’ve passed through menopause.

At Capital Women’s Care, the experienced OB/GYN team is ready to be your medical support system as you go through menopause. They offer care that helps you manage symptoms so menopause means minimal life disruption.

Here’s why having the support of a practice like Capital Women’s Care is invaluable as you go through menopause.

Symptom relief

Menopause doesn’t require treatment. It’s a natural process and can’t be halted. But we can help you feel better as your body changes.

Hormone therapy is the most effective way to ease disturbing hot flashes. The doctors determine the right dosage and combination of hormones that are best for your history and symptoms.

We may also offer a prescription vaginal estrogen cream to resolve uncomfortable vaginal dryness. Use of the cream makes you more comfortable all day long and helps with pain during intercourse.

At Capital Women’s Care, your menopause management plan is customized to you. If you have other symptoms associated with menopause, like weight gain, thinning hair, headaches, or urinary incontinence, we offer support.

Validation of your mood

Changes in hormones that happen during menopause can have a serious effect on your mood and mental state. You may be unusually irritable. Or, you may find yourself feeling despair and sadness for no apparent reason. 

We can evaluate your symptoms to determine if an antidepressant could help you manage your mood and feel better every day. Low-dose antidepressants can also help with hot flashes.

Help with self-care

How you take care of yourself throughout menopause makes a difference in how you feel. We help you adopt habits that make menopause less miserable. If you need to quit smoking, develop an exercise plan, or learn how to eat more healthfully, we offer the appropriate support and guidance.

While progressing through menopause, you may need to add certain supplements — like vitamin B12, calcium, and vitamin D — to help you stay healthy. Our experienced OB/GYN team determines whether these supplements are right for you and recommends the best brands.

Promote safe sex

You can still get pregnant until you’ve officially passed through menopause. Menopause means you’ve gone 12 months without ovulation or a period. We can help you manage birth control during the perimenopausal period.

Even if you’ve passed through menopause and aren’t worried about pregnancy, you’re still at risk of contracting a sexually transmitted disease (STD). 

Condoms are the best way to prevent STIs when you have sex, even after menopause. And if you’ve had unprotected sex, we can screen you for STDs and offer any necessary treatment.

Screen for osteoporosis

As your estrogen levels drop, your risk of osteoporosis increases. Calcium supplements, a healthy diet, and weight-bearing exercise all help you to maintain bone strength. You may also need medication to prevent or treat osteoporosis. Our medical support can help reduce bone loss and risk of fractures.

Don’t let menopause take over your life. Breeze through this transition with the help of the team at Capital Women’s Care. Call the Silver Spring or Laurel, Maryland, office today to set up your appointment, or use the online tool to schedule.

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