Perimenopause in Philadelphia, PA
Perimenopause is the time a few years prior to the cessation of the menstrual cycle when the hormones fluctuate and cause a multitude of symptoms. At World Wellness Health Institute, Dr. Daniel Lebowitz treats women in Bala Cynwyd and Philadelphia, PA, who suffer from the symptoms associated with perimenopause.
What is Perimenopause?
Perimenopause is the time period before menopause when the menstrual cycle is not regular, and symptoms such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness, a low libido and other issues appear. It is caused by hormonal fluctuations. There is no set time that it begins but for many women, it may start a few years prior to menopause (the point when there has been no menstrual cycle for a year).
Treatments for Perimenopause
There are several ways to treat the symptoms of perimenopause, but the most prevalent and successful way is with hormone replacement therapy. There are several treatments that are designed to replace the hormones that decrease during perimenopause so that the levels are returned to normal. They include:
- Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy
- Estrogen Replacement Therapy
- Hormone Replacement Therapy
Benefits of Perimenopause Treatments
For some women, the symptoms associated with perimenopause are worse during this time than after menopause. Treatments for perimenopause offer the following benefits:
- Lessening the severity of the symptoms associated with perimenopause, including hot flashes, mood swings, brain fog, exhaustion and night sweats
- Increases the sex drive
- Decreases the risk of developing osteoporosis
- Lowers risk of developing some types of cancer
How are Perimenopause Treatments Administered?
There are several ways to administer perimenopause treatments depending on the type of treatment and which one fits in with a patient’s lifestyle and current health status. To determine which hormone replacement therapy treatment is best, we recommend a consultation with the physician.
Perimenopause Treatment Recovery
With most perimenopause treatments, there is no recovery as the treatments are either prescribed by the physician or performed in the physician’s office. Either way, patients return to their normal routines and begin to notice improvements within a few days.
How Much Does Perimenopause Treatment Cost?
The cost of perimenopause treatments is different for each patient, as they depend on the type of treatment, dosage and how long the treatment lasts. We typically go over the cost involved during a private consultation with Dr. Lebowitz. At that time, we can also discuss our financing options. If necessary, we are more than happy to help determine if your insurance plan provides coverage for perimenopause treatments.
Is Perimenopause Treatment Right for Me?
If you are bothered by the symptoms that occur during perimenopause, then perimenopause treatments may be right for you. There is no reason to be miserable while dealing with these symptoms when treatments are available to diminish the effects and make life a little more enjoyable.
During your private, complimentary consultation with Dr. Lebowitz, he evaluates your overall health, as well as medical history. Additionally, he may request you have a complete blood count so he can determine that you are, in fact, experiencing perimenopause or have another health issue causing the symptoms. He will also answer any questions and address any concerns you may have regarding perimenopause and the treatment options at this time.
If the symptoms associated with perimenopause become troublesome and interrupt your daily life, treatments at World Wellness Health Institute provide relief you need to feel better. Dr. Daniel Lebowitz treats women in Bala Cynwyd and Philadelphia, PA, as well as the surrounding areas, dealing with perimenopause so that they can feel normal again. Contact us today!
*Individual results may vary