Adult Primary Care & Bioidentical Hormone Specialist in Palm Springs, CA
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Menopause services offered in Palm Springs, CA

Although you can’t prevent menopause, there are ways to find relief from your symptoms. At the offices of D Reddy Narayan in Palm Springs, California, Dharmavijaypal Reddy Narayan, MD, helps women manage bothersome menopause symptoms such as vaginal dryness, weight gain, and hot flashes. Dr. Narayan uses bioidentical hormones to rebalance your hormone levels, relieve your symptoms, and restore your energy levels. Call the office to schedule a menopause consultation or book an appointment online today. 

Menopause Q&A

What is menopause?

Menopause signals the end of a woman’s childbearing years. You reach menopause when your monthly periods stop for at least 12 consecutive months.

The transitional years before menopause occurs are known as perimenopause, which can begin in your early 40s and last for up to 10 years before your period ends.

Throughout your transition to menopause, your reproductive hormones begin to decline. The loss of estrogen and progesterone can trigger a wide variety of symptoms that affect your physical and mental health.

For some women, these symptoms can be severe and impact the quality of their daily lives. You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at D Reddy Narayan if you cannot manage menopause symptoms on your own.

What are the symptoms of menopause?

The symptoms you experience in menopause result from the decline of your reproductive hormones. These hormones play a role in many of your body’s functions, so a reduction in their levels can cause symptoms like:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Reduced sex drive
  • Anxiety and depression

In your perimenopausal years, you might also experience heavy and irregular bleeding until your periods end for good.

When your symptoms are too much to manage, Dr. Narayan can assess your hormone levels with an in-office blood test. He also tailors a treatment plan to reduce your symptoms and help you feel your best.

How are menopause symptoms treated?

Your treatment plan for menopause symptoms may initially start with lifestyle and diet changes that support your overall health. If these changes aren’t enough to increase your comfort, you may be a candidate for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.

Dr. Narayan uses bioidentical hormones that are structurally similar to the hormones your body makes naturally. He inserts small hormone pellets just under the surface of your skin during a fast, in-office procedure. The supplemental hormones rebalance your levels and can ease the worst of your symptoms.

It can take some time to find the best dosage for your needs, and Dr. Narayan continues to monitor your progress with treatment during follow-up visits. He can discuss how long you can expect to use hormone therapy safely to stay symptom-free.

If you’re not a candidate for bioidentical hormone therapy because of underlying health issues or an intolerance to hormones, Dr. Narayan can recommend other strategies you can use to ease the worst of your symptoms.

Call D Reddy Narayan to schedule a menopause consultation or book an appointment online today.