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Menopause Specialist

Sherry Neyman, MD

Gynecology & Wellness Specialists located in Austin, TX

Weight gain, painful intercourse, hormonal imbalance, and a host of other changes can make menopause feel like a roller coaster. Fortunately, leading gynecologist and women’s wellness expert Sherry Neyman, MD, MS, FACOG, provides relief to women in Austin, Texas, from unpleasant menopausal symptoms. If you’re struggling with menopause, schedule an appointment online or call Dr. Neyman’s Austin office to speak with her welcoming, knowledgeable team.

Menopause Q & A

What happens during menopause?

The average age is 51 in the United States, but typically women start developing menopause in their 40s and 50s. During menopause, your body undergoes numerous changes to mark the end of your childbearing years. At the end of menopause, your periods stop, and you can no longer have children.

The time leading up to this change in your life, known as perimenopause, is a natural process, but it comes with quite a few unpleasant physical and emotional symptoms that can last a few months or even years before you develop menopause.

What are the symptoms of menopause?

Common symptoms of menopause include:

  • Hot flashes and night sweats
  • Chills
  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • Mood changes
  • Weight gain
  • Loss of breast fullness
  • Vaginal dryness and painful intercourse
  • Irregular periods
  • Thinning hair
  • Dry skin

Hormonal changes affect each woman differently, so you may experience some of these symptoms, some more severe than others, or no discomfort at all.

What can I do about menopausal symptoms?

When symptoms become more than you can manage and affect the quality of your life or intimate relationships, Dr. Sherry Neyman offers effective solutions. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) may alleviate mood swings and other physical and emotional changes that come with the natural decline in your reproductive hormones, estrogen, and progesterone.

Bioidentical hormones are man-made products that contain plant estrogens and progesterone. The hormones are chemically identical to the estrogen and progesterone that your body produces naturally. BHRT can help replenish low levels of hormones so you can feel more like yourself again. You take bioidentical hormones in the form of pills, patches, creams, or subcutaneous pellets.

Additionally, Dr. Neyman offers treatments that improve vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, and urinary stress incontinence, such as MonaLisa Touch® laser therapy combat vaginal changes and may improve stress incontinence without surgery.

If you are suffering from menopause symptoms and it’s affecting the quality of your life, energy levels, and intimate relationships, know that there’s something you can do about it.

Whether you have menopause as a result of aging or cancer treatments like chemotherapy and radiation, schedule an appointment online or call Dr. Neyman and her caring, compassionate, all-female team.