Menopause

Orgasmic Medicine, Inc

Teresa L. Diaz, MD
Functional Medicine & Menopause Specialist located in Sacramento, CA

Menopause is a time of life many women dread, but it needn’t be the ordeal you imagine. Whatever menopausal symptoms you have, Teresa Diaz, MD, of Orgasmic Medicine, Inc. can find the best, safest treatments to help you manage menopause without it disrupting your life. Dr. Diaz is an expert in the use of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) and making lifestyle changes that genuinely improve the menopausal process. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Diaz by calling the office in Sacramento, California, or using the online booking tool.

Menopause Q & A

What is menopause?

Menopause is an experience all women go through, usually a few years before or after the age of 50. It’s the end of the reproductive phase in your life when your ability to have a child ceases naturally. 

Menopause starts when the levels of female sex hormones estrogen and progesterone begin to fall, typically in your mid-to-late forties. These first few years are known as perimenopause, where your body is going through the change that results in menopause. Once your periods stop and you haven’t had one for 12 months, you’re in menopause.

Some women find they have few, if any, problems with this transition into menopause. However, many others experience a range of distressing symptoms. 

What are the symptoms of menopause?

The reduction in estrogen and progesterone can cause uncomfortable symptoms such as:

  • Irregular periods
  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Problems sleeping
  • Loss of libido
  • Mood swings
  • Depression
  • Weight gain
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Dry, thinning skin 
  • Hair loss
  • Breast tenderness
  • Fatigue

You might experience some or many of these symptoms, and they might be mild or severe. Every woman’s experience of menopause is different.

How are menopausal symptoms treated?

Menopause itself is a natural process, so although it might be making you feel miserable, you aren’t sick. Dr. Diaz can help with a range of treatments designed to alleviate your symptoms.

Leading a healthy lifestyle is essential for reducing menopausal symptoms. Dr. Diaz can carry out tests to check for vitamin and mineral deficiencies in your diet and prescribe supplements to correct any problems. A nutritious diet also provides essential fatty acids that help reduce symptoms.

Regular exercise and learning to manage stress also play a vital role in minimizing the impact of menopause. Dr. Diaz can help you with both of these, and she also looks at any other factors in your life that might be having an adverse effect on your well-being.

If you have severe menopausal symptoms, you may benefit from bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). Dr. Diaz uses BHRT rather than conventional hormone replacement as the hormones in BHRT are an exact molecular match to your own hormones. This means they are easier for your body to absorb and less likely to cause any adverse effects.

BHRT is also customizable for individual patients, so Dr. Diaz can order the exact levels of hormone you need to help with your symptoms. BHRT can also help men who are experiencing symptoms of andropause (male menopause).

To find out more about BHRT and other menopause treatment options call Orgasmic Medicine, Inc. today or book an appointment online.