Darrell Robins, MD
Gynecologist & Obstetrician located in Plano, TX
While menopause is a natural transition in your life, the hormonal changes can cause symptoms like weight gain, irritability, and hot flashes that disrupt your life. Darrell Robins, MD, offers compassionate and effective treatment for women going through menopause at his practice in Plano, Texas. If you’re experiencing troubling menopausal symptoms, call or schedule an appointment online today.
Menopause Q & A
What is menopause?
Menopause is when you no longer have menstrual periods. Once you haven’t had a period for a full 12 months, you’re officially menopausal. Many people refer to the time before your last period when your estrogen levels begin to decrease as menopause, but this is medically known as perimenopause.
The average age of menopause is 52 in the United States, with perimenopause lasting for around four years. Some women may experience menopause early due to hormonal issues or after having a full hysterectomy.
What are the signs of menopause?
Menopause causes a wide range of symptoms, including:
- Weight gain
- Irritability and moodiness
- Depression and anxiety
- Hot flashes and night sweats
- Vaginal dryness
- Loss of sex drive/low libido
- Urinary incontinence
It’s important to note that every woman experiences perimenopause and menopause differently. You may experience some, none, or all of these symptoms to varying degrees. Your mother, friends, or sisters will have different experiences than you.
While your symptoms may feel intrusive, menopause is a normal part of life. Effective care and management with Dr. Robins can help you maintain a healthy lifestyle throughout and after your transition.
How is menopause treated?
Dr. Robins offers a highly customized approach to menopause management. Following a detailed consultation and exam, he makes recommendations to reduce your symptoms and help you regain your healthy and active life.
Many menopausal women benefit from making healthy changes to their lifestyle. This may involve changing your diet to include more fresh fruits and vegetables or committing to exercising for at least 30 minutes every day.
Dr. Robins also offers hormone replacement therapy (HRT) with BioTe® customized hormone pellets. BioTe pellets are made to specifically meet your hormonal needs and are injected under your skin to slowly release the hormones your body isn’t making any more. This helps restore your hormonal balance and relieves some of the disruptive symptoms of menopause.
He also offers topical hormone therapy, which includes estrogen creams, gels, and inserts that combat vaginal dryness and atrophy.
If you have concerns about your well-being during menopause, call or use online booking today to make an appointment with Dr. Robins.