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Menopause and Perimenopause

Gynecology & Menopause Specialists located in Mount Pleasant, SC
Menopause and Perimenopause

Menopause and Perimenopause services offered in MOUNT PLEASANT and Charleston, SC

The hormonal changes women experience during menopause can cause symptoms like hot flashes, trouble sleeping, and mood swings. At Menopause Solutions, Elaine Eustis, MD, FACOG, NCMP, and Rhonda Leach, DNP, WHNP-BC and the team are experienced in helping women deal with menopausal complications. If you're in menopause and are having trouble finding relief from your symptoms, call the Mount Pleasant and Charleston, South Carolina office or visit us online to set up an appointment. 

What is menopause?

Menopause refers to the time in a woman's life when she starts having a decrease in hormone production from the ovaries. While menopause can begin as early as your 30s, it typically starts between ages 45 and 55.

Your body gradually transitions into menopause, usually over the course of several years. Perimenopause refers to the slowing down of your period and the transition into menopause. You will likely experience irregular periods during this time, which might mean shorter or longer cycles. When you haven’t had a period for 12 consecutive months, you’ve reached menopause.

How will menopause affect me?

When you go through menopause, your body produces smaller amounts of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone hormones. Mainly as a result of these hormonal changes, you may experience several uncomfortable symptoms, including:

  • Hot flashes
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Mood swings
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Painful intercourse
  • Lower sex drive
  • Midsection Weight Gain

Changes in your hormones can impact your physical health, as well as your mental health. In fact, some women experience feelings of stress, anxiety, and even depression during menopause. 

Other effects of menopause aren’t as noticeable. For instance, your decreased hormone levels can contribute to lower bone density, making you more susceptible to osteoporosis. It can also lead to high cholesterol and increase heart disease and stroke risk.

How do you treat menopause symptoms?

At Menopause Solutions, the team treats menopause symptoms with various techniques.

First and foremost, they're there to provide emotional support during what can be a difficult time for many women. The providers discusses your symptoms with you, reviews your medical history, and performs a comprehensive physical exam to get a clearer picture of your situation.

Dr. Eustis, and her staff, are experienced in dealing with a broad range of menopause symptoms. They work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan to meet your needs. 

They offer laboratory testing and precision recommendations for hormonal as well as non-hormonal treatments, lifestyle counseling, and guidance.

If you are transitioning into menopause or are currently in menopause, schedule an appointment by calling the office today.

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