Menopause Evaluation And Treatment Specialist

Tanay Patel, MD, FACOG, Board Certified -  - Obstetrics & Gynecology

Borger Obstetrics & Gynecology

Tanay Patel, MD, FACOG, Board Certified

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Borger, TX

While there isn’t anything you can do to prevent menopause, you can certainly take several steps to resolve those unbearable side effects, including hot flashes. Board-certified OB/GYN Tanay Patel, MD, FACOG, and his specialized team at Borger Obstetrics and Gynecology offer comprehensive menopause evaluation and treatment services. To get started on your menopause therapy at this Borger, Texas, practice right away, schedule an evaluation with the online booking tool or over the phone. Dr. Patel is currently accepting new patients in Amarillo, Pampa, Dumas, Candian, and Panhandle!

Menopause Evaluation and Treatment Q & A

When does menopause occur?

Menopause is that time in your life when your monthly menstrual cycles come to an end and you can no longer have children. Usually, this stage of life occurs around age 50, although you can certainly go through menopause in your late 40s, too.

During perimenopause (the time before menopause occurs), it’s normal to start having irregular periods and symptoms associated with menopause. Sometimes these issues can start in your late 30s. Medical experts technically define the onset of menopause as going 12 months without having a menstrual period.

What are the symptoms of menopause?

One of the most notorious symptoms of menopause is recurring hot flashes when a sensation of overbearing heat comes out of nowhere. And just as quickly as it comes, it fades away and you have the chills. Menopause is also known for causing:

  • Vaginal dryness
  • Decreased libido (sexual dysfunction)
  • Unexplained weight gain
  • Overly dry skin
  • Thinning hair
  • Mood swings
  • Decreased energy
  • Loss of breast fullness

Even if you’re perimenopausal or still having occasional periods, you could potentially become pregnant. Until you’ve been diagnosed with menopause, it’s important to continue talking with Dr. Patel about birth control.

Is there treatment for menopause symptoms?

Absolutely! Dr. Patel and the caring team at Borger Obstetrics and Gynecology know how frustrating it can be to experience all the unbearable symptoms and side effects associated with menopause.

During your menopause evaluation, the team creates a treatment plan based on your hormone levels and history of symptoms. Common menopause treatments often involve a series of different treatments to see what works best for you, such as:

  • Vaginal estrogen cream
  • Hormone replacement therapy (HRT), including BioTE®
  • Low-dose antidepressants
  • Prescriptions to reduce hot flashes

Dr. Patel proudly offers BioTE® pellet therapy. This revolutionary bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) involves implanting pellets in your body. Your system gradually absorbs the hormones and symptoms start to resolve — you don’t have to worry about daily medications or creams. BioTE can even last for up to six months at a time.

Get started on your menopause evaluation and treatment at Borger Obstetrics and Gynecology right away. Book your appointment through the convenient online scheduler or call the office.