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A consideration of menopause:

I hear valid concerns & frustrations about menopause every day.

What does the term menopause even mean?

What are the symptoms of menopause?

Menopausal & perimenopausal symptoms can be mild or debilitating and vary widely from person to person. The most common symptoms include:

What can I do about it?

Treatment of symptoms should always be individualized and tailored to unique symptoms. A thorough evaluation of your individual risk is essential.

Treatment options include:

A brief word about hormones. Hormone therapy is confusing and somewhat scary. There are many conflicting recommendations and it can be hard to understand your options. The bottom line, however, is that: Hormones are just hormones, they are not “good” or “bad” and treatment with hormone therapy can be extremely beneficial for the right patients.

Hormone therapy:

What hormones are best?

What should I do?

Going through menopause can be stressful and challenging, but it is also liberating. Most people can navigate the “change” successfully with support and care. Finding a compassionate health care provider who will listen to your concerns and discuss treatment options is essential. At Modern Gynecology & Reproductive Health, we have extensive experience and familiarity with the treatment of menopausal symptoms and would love to participate and partner with you to help you glide through this time. We are one of the very few practices in Memphis to offer the most innovative treatment options. Come visit with us to discuss your care and get on the path to feeling like yourself again!

Susan Lacy MD FACOG Dr. Susan Lacy is the founder of Modern Gynecology & Reproductive Health

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