Progressive Womens Health, PLLC
Asia Mohsin, MD
OBGYN located in Friendswood, TX
Hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and depressed libido are all common effects of menopause, but these symptoms are very manageable if you get help from an experienced OB/GYN like Asia Mohsin, MD, at Progressive Womens Health in Friendswood, Texas. Click the online scheduler or call the office to book your appointment to find relief for menopause symptoms today.
Menopause Q & A
What is menopause?
Menopause is the end of female fertility. When you haven't had a period in 12 consecutive months, you're officially in menopause. After menopause, you won't menstruate anymore and can no longer get pregnant.
If you're breastfeeding, on medication that affects fertility, or sick or you have some other cause for missed periods and miss 12 consecutive periods, it's not medically considered menopause.
What are the symptoms of menopause?
Menopause symptoms can include:
- Hot flashes
- Decreased libido
- Vaginal dryness
- Night sweats
- Brain fog, confusion, or forgetfulness
- Pain during intercourse
- Mood swings
Your symptoms may be sporadic or constant. Many women in menopause find the symptoms quite intrusive, and because of this, it’s important to work with Dr. Mohsin for symptom relief.
When will menopause happen?
It varies from one woman to another, but the average age for menopause in American women is 51.
Menopause can start any time in your 40s, 50s, or -- less commonly -- in your 30s. Menopause onset before age 40 is medically classified as early menopause.
How can I manage menopause symptoms?
Dr. Mohsin discusses your symptoms with you to determine what type of relief you need and then prescribes accordingly. Some of the many options for menopause symptom relief include:
- Hormone replacement therapy for all menopause symptoms
- Low-dose hormonal contraceptives for all menopause symptoms
- Topical estrogen for vaginal dryness and itching
- Estrogen transdermal patches to treat all menopause symptoms
- Brisdelle® for hot flashes
- OSPHENA™ for painful sex during menopause
- Intrarosa® for painful sex caused by vaginal dryness
There are also other options, including lifestyle changes like a healthy diet and more exercise, that may help alleviate menopause symptoms. Dr. Mohsin works closely with you throughout menopause to ensure you’re as comfortable as possible.
When can I quit using birth control?
As long as you’re still ovulating and having periods, even very sporadically, you could get pregnant. Generally, you can stop using birth control after you’ve gone 12 consecutive months with no period and have no other underlying causes for the missed periods. Before you take the step of stopping birth control, check with Dr. Mohsin.
Use the online scheduling tool or call Progressive Womens Health to schedule your appointment for menopause help today.