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Menopause

Fred A. Williams, MD -  - Gynecologist

Fred A. Williams, MD

Gynecologist located in Paris, TX

For some women, the transition through menopause is a seamless journey with few bumps in the road, but for others, menopause brings with it side effects that wreak havoc on their overall health and wellness. If you tend more toward the latter, a visit to Dr. Fred A. Williams, MD, in Paris, Texas, provides relief for many of the life-altering effects of menopause. If you’re experiencing a difficult menopause, call or use online booking to schedule an appointment today.

Menopause Q & A

What is menopause?

In the simplest of terms, menopause marks the transition from your childbearing years to your post-reproductive years. This transition usually begins in your late 40s or early 50s — the average age is 52 — and is complete when you haven’t had your period for 12 months in a row.

Once you pass through menopause, you’re no longer producing eggs, which also means you’re no longer producing high levels of the reproductive hormones that govern your health in many ways.

What are the symptoms of menopause?

When it comes to menopause, every woman is different. While some sail through the transition with very few problems, others are left struggling with varying degrees of one, or more, of the following symptoms:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Mood swings
  • Weight gain
  • Mood changes
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Incontinence
  • Problems with sleep

 

If you’re experiencing persistent problems with any of these symptoms, Dr. Williams can help make you more comfortable during, and after, menopause.

How is menopause treated?

Treating the side effects of menopause has long been a moving target, forcing doctors to address each symptom as it arises. While there’s no “cure” for menopause since it’s unavoidable, there’s new science and technology that offer relief, and Dr. Williams makes the latest treatment protocols available at his practice, starting with:

MonaLisa Touch®

MonaLisa Touch laser therapy is giving new hope to women who are left with poor vaginal health that leads to painful sexual intercourse and incontinence. With its gentle laser technology, Dr. Williams uses MonaLisa Touch to restore tissue health, alleviating many of the problems that come with menopause.

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)

Most of the side effects of menopause occur due to the drop in your estrogen levels. From weight gain to poor tissue health, the decrease in estrogen may leave its mark in a variety of ways. To fight back, Dr. Williams offers HRT to replenish your estrogen supply, bringing your levels back up to curb your menopausal problems.

Dr. Williams recommends a course of action after a thorough review of your symptoms and your current health to come up with a solution that meets your goals.

If menopause is disrupting your life in significant ways, call Dr. Fred A. Williams, MD, in Paris, Texas, or use online booking to schedule an appointment today.