Going Through Menopause? We Can Help
While there are many women who go through menopause and only experience the occasional hot flash or trouble falling asleep, while other women find themselves dealing with some rather severe and challenging menopause symptoms. If you are dealing with weight gain, hot flashes, mood changes, or insomnia due to menopause, our OBGYN in Hoffman Estates, IL, Dr. Fred Duboe, M.D., and his team, can help you manage your symptoms.
This is one of the most common complaints when it comes to menopause symptoms. Fortunately, there are many medications that can help reduce hot flashes including certain low-dose depression medications and hormone replacement therapy. Hormone replacement therapy is a great way to prevent osteoporosis, a condition that weakens the bones, as well as reduce night sweats and hot flashes. This therapy replaces depleting levels of estrogen and progesterone to reduce symptoms of menopause and to improve how your body functions.
If you are experiencing hot flashes while you sleep this is known as night sweats. There are several strategies you can try to reduce your night sweats such as,
- Wearing light pajamas or clothing
- Placing a fan near the bed
- Placing a cold pack under your pillow
- Using light, wicking bedding
If night sweats are severe and you can’t find relief, talk to our gynecologist about whether hormone replacement therapy could prevent or reduce the severity of your night sweats.
Due to hormonal fluctuations in menopause, it’s normal for women to experience bouts of depression, anxiety, fatigue, and irritability. Sometimes these symptoms may even feel as if they show up out of the blue. While deep breathing and relaxation techniques can help alleviate stress and anxiety, our gynecologists in Hoffman Estates, IL, can also prescribe medications such as antidepressants to help balance out chemical imbalances.
Pain with Intercourse
Menopause can also cause sexual changes such as vaginal dryness or a loss of libido. If you are dealing with vaginal dryness, our gynecologists can prescribe different vaginal moisturizers and lubricants, which can help make sex more comfortable and enjoyable.
Need Relief? Give Us a Call!
Are you dealing with menopause symptoms that are affecting your quality of life? No matter whether you are having trouble sleeping or you are fighting daytime fatigue, our OBGYN team in Hoffman Estates, IL is here to help you. Call us today at 847-884-1800 to schedule your appointment!
Need relief from your menopausal symptoms? Call Dr. Duboe at Northwest Associates for Women's Healthcare in Hoffman Estates, IL at 847-884-1800 to learn about your options!