Menopause

Beryl Randolph, M.D. -  - OBGYN

Beryl Randolph, M.D.

OBGYN located in Houston, TX

Menopause isn’t a disease, but when it causes symptoms like insomnia, irritability, hot flashes, or painful sex, it can have an adverse effect on everything from daily activities to intimate relationships. Beryl Randolph, MD, OB/GYN, is a compassionate provider who offers relief from debilitating menopause symptoms with a range of care options. To find out more, call East Houston OB/GYN in Houston today or schedule an appointment online.

Menopause Q & A

What is menopause?

Menopause refers to the time when a woman’s menstrual periods stop permanently, signaling an end to her fertility. Medically speaking, a woman is considered to have entered menopause when she hasn’t had a period for 12 consecutive months. Most women enter menopause sometime between their late 40s to early 50s, but natural menopause can occur earlier as well. Surgical removal of the ovaries also causes immediate menopause.

Whether menopause is natural or surgically induced, it causes a drop in the production of the hormones estrogen and progesterone. The decline of these hormones is thought to be the reason behind many of the symptoms associated with menopause.

What are the symptoms of menopause?

Many women experience symptoms during menopause but these can vary significantly between individuals. Some women have severe symptoms while others have milder symptoms or no symptoms at all.

Menopause symptoms may include:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Vaginal atrophy
  • Painful intercourse
  • Decreased libido
  • Difficulty achieving orgasm
  • Mood swings
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Poor memory
  • Urinary urgency
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Headache

Menopause symptoms can be debilitating as they may interfere with daily activities or create emotional conflict, and they can have a negative effect on intimate relationships.

What types of care are available for menopause symptoms?

It’s important to remember that menopause itself isn’t an illness that requires care. However, medications that address hormonal imbalance and other conditions can make menopause more comfortable. Dr. Randolph is a compassionate physician who has helped many women navigate the challenges of menopause with treatments that restore comfort and emotional well-being.

Some of the care options Dr. Randolph recommends for menopause management include:

  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • Vaginal lubricants
  • Nutritional and lifestyle changes
  • Exercise programs
  • Prescription medications for depression, anxiety, or insomnia

To help you make a choice about which care options are right for you, Dr. Randolph will provide information, answer questions, and discuss your concerns with you, so you feel empowered to make a decision about the best way to address your menopause symptoms based on your individual needs.

If you’re suffering from menopause symptoms that interfere with your quality of life, schedule a consultation with Dr. Randolph to learn about the care that offers fast, safe relief. Call East Houston OB/GYN today, or make an appointment online.