Menopause Specialist

Each woman transitions into peri-menopause and menopause differently. While some women may have very minor symptoms or changes, other women can have very bothersome hot flushes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, changes in libido, increase in urinary tract infections, sleep disturbances, mood fluctuations, difficulty focusing and problems with memory that can be very disrupting to their usual level of functioning. Dr. Limosnero will help tailor a treatment approach that is right for you. She welcomes patients from the Dallas, Fort Worth, and DFW areas at Roots Integrative Gynecology in Carrollton, TX.

Menopause Q & A

by Odette N. Limosnero, MD

What is Menopause?

Menopause is a natural biological process that signals the end of fertility. It can begin as early as your 40’s and will usually occur 12 months after your last menstrual period. Many women feel a sense of relief from no longer having to be concerned about pregnancy prevention. The symptoms related to menopause can be treated with medications, topical lubricants, or oral hormone therapy depending on the type and severity of the symptoms.

What are Symptoms of Menopause?

During menopause a woman's body slowly produces less of the hormones estrogen and progesterone. This can sometimes, but not always, lead to symptoms that may cause discomfort. Common symptoms include:

  • Hot flashes
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Night Sweats
  • Osteoporosis
  • Dry scalp
  • Hair loss
  • Dry skin
  • Irritability
  • Moodiness
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Loss of breast fullness
  • Painful sexual intercourse
  • Weight gain and slowed metabolism

The good news is the majority of these symptoms can be treated effectively by professional care.

When Should I See a Doctor?

In the months leading up to actually getting menopause, around your mid-30’s, it is important to schedule regular appointments with your doctor. This way you can be ready when the symptoms of menopause start to progress, as well as include additional screenings such as a colonoscopy, mammography, lipid screening, thyroid testing, and breast and pelvic exams for overall health maintenance.   

What Can I Do at Home?

A lot of the symptoms of menopause can also be treated at home. Some of the steps you can take to increase your comfort levels include:

  • Stop smoking
  • Exercise regularly
  • Get enough sleep
  • Practice relaxation techniques
  • Strengthen your pelvic floor with Kegel exercises
  • Decrease vaginal discomfort with over-the-counter vaginal lubricants
  • Eat a balanced diet with a variety of fruits, vegetables, and limited sugars
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Location
Odette Limosnero, MD: Roots Integrative Gynecology
2005 W. Hebron Pkwy
Carrollton, TX 75010
Phone: 972-217-7507
Fax: 972-692-6923
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