Menopause Specialist

Stephanie Shisler, MD, FACOG -  - Gynecologist

Grace Gynecology & Wellness

Stephanie Shisler, MD, FACOG

Gynecologist & Aesthetics Specialist located in Rockwall, TX

Menopause is part of your normal aging process, but it can cause symptoms that may affect your everyday life. Stephanie Shisler, MD, FACOG, and her team at Grace Gynecology & Wellness in Rockwall, Texas, take a holistic approach to women’s health and provide expert care to help you get through menopause with grace and ease. Call today or schedule an appointment using the online booking tool.

Menopause

What is menopause?

Menopause marks the time in a woman’s life when she is no longer able to bear children. You’re considered menopausal when you’ve gone 12 consecutive months without your period. Most women in the United States reach menopause around age 52.

However, you may experience the symptoms associated with menopause prior to the cessation of your menstrual cycle. This time period is referred to as perimenopause and occurs due to the fluctuations in your hormone levels that occur as you approach menopause.

What are the symptoms of menopause?

Symptoms of menopause vary from woman to woman in both type and severity. Your mother’s symptoms may be a good indicator of what you can expect during your life change.

Common symptoms of menopause include:

  • Moodiness and depression
  • Weight gain or difficulty losing weight
  • Thinning hair
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Night sweats and hot flashes
  • Difficulty sleeping

These symptoms can develop years before you finally reach menopause.

What treatments are available for menopause?

You can’t stop menopause, but treatment is available to help you get relief from your symptoms. The team at Grace Gynecology & Wellness knows one size doesn’t fit all and works one-on-one with you to find a treatment that provides you with the most benefits. In many cases, the team recommends natural and nonprescription supplements to help you get relief from your menopausal symptoms, such as Pro-Pell hormone replacement pellets.

Pro-Pell pellets contain bioidentical hormones, which are natural hormones made from substances found in yams and soy. The team at Grace Gynecology & Wellness places the pellets under your skin to provide you with a consistent dose of hormones to optimize your hormone balance for better relief.

Will I go into menopause after a hysterectomy?

A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure that removes your womb, and sometimes your ovaries and fallopian tube. You no longer have your period after a hysterectomy and are considered menopausal. A hysterectomy may be recommended if you’re suffering from endometriosis, fibroids, or cancer.

The women’s health experts at Grace Gynecology & Wellness offer minimally invasive robotic hysterectomies, utilizing an advanced surgical procedure that minimizes your scarring and reduces recovery time.

For management of your menopause symptoms, call the compassionate team at Grace Gynecology & Wellness today, or schedule an appointment using the online booking tool.