HT Family Physicians
Family Medicine located in Stockton, CA & Lodi, CA
While all women experience menopause, each woman has her own unique experience. The team of family medicine physicians at HT Family Physicians provide customized treatment plans to help each woman find relief from her symptoms and lead an active and healthy life. You can count on doctors you know care. Women living in the San Joaquin County area can call or book appointments online at both the Stockton and Lodi, California offices.
Menopause Q & A
What is menopause?
Menopause is the stage of a woman’s life when she stops releasing fertile eggs each month. This is a natural and normal time of life which is accompanied by changes in hormone levels that can cause a wide range of symptoms, including:
- Mood swings
- Vaginal dryness
- Hot flashes
- Loss of libido
- Weight gain
Each woman has a unique experience during menopause and may not experience all of these symptoms.
The symptoms associated with menopause usually begin during perimenopause, which is a number of years before a woman stops menstruating. During this time, a woman’s hormone levels begin to decrease and their symptoms to begin.
What treatments are available?
You may benefit from prescription medications, including:
- Low dose antidepressants: To manage hot flashes
- Blood pressure medications: Known to help manage some symptoms
- Vitamins and supplements: To reduce your risk of developing osteoporosis
Each patient is unique and what works for your sister or friend may not be best for you.
In some cases, hormone therapy may be helpful to restore some of the hormones no longer being produced by your body. These are prescribed in the form of:
- Oral medications
While this helps some women to manage their symptoms, the doctors consider this option on a case by case basis.
The doctors at HT Family Physicians also offer treatments with the MonaLisa Touch® laser to address vaginal dryness and pelvic floor conditions.
What is the MonaLisa Touch® laser?
The MonaLisa Touch laser is a minimally invasive and painless laser treatment used to restore vaginal health. The laser stimulates the production of collagen in the vaginal walls, which helps to support the tissue and muscles. The MonaLisa Touch restores balance to the mucus membrane in the vaginal cavity, addressing dryness and discomfort issues.
If menopausal symptoms are getting in the way of your life, medical treatment is available to help manage and alleviate your symptoms. Call or book your appointment online with any of the doctors at HT Family Physicians. They will provide compassionate and comprehensive advice and care to help you feel your best.