Menopause Specialist

Nicolai Y Foong, M.D. -  - OBGYN

Nicolai Y Foong, M.D.

OBGYN & Women's Health located in Alhambra, CA & Arcadia, CA

Menopause often accompanies unpleasant side effects that can negatively affect your quality of life. Fortunately, help is within reach at the office of OB/GYN specialist Nicolai Foong, M.D., in Alhambra and Arcadia, California. He and his team offer menopause symptom relief using hormone replacement therapy. Call the office to learn more or book an appointment online today.

Menopause Q & A

What is menopause?

Menopause marks the end of a woman’s menstrual periods. You’ve gone through menopause if you haven’t had a period in 12 months. It may happen in your 40s or 50s; the average age of menopause in the United States is 51. Treatment with Dr. Foong can offer you symptom relief. 

What are common menopause symptoms?

In the months or years leading up to menopause, or after you’ve reached menopause, you may notice some of the following signs and symptoms:

  • Hot flashes
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Irregular periods
  • Night sweats
  • Fatigue
  • Chills
  • Mood changes
  • Sleep problems
  • A slow metabolism
  • Weight gain
  • Thinning hair 
  • Loss of breast fullness
  • Dry skin

Signs and symptoms of menopause can vary widely among women. Over time, your periods become irregular and eventually stop.

After you’ve reached menopause and have lower estrogen levels, your risk of heart disease, osteoporosis, urinary incontinence, and sexual dysfunction increases. Hormone treatment can reduce these risks. 

What happens during my appointment?

When you arrive at Dr. Foong’s office for an appointment, your specialist checks your weight, pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs. 

Dr. Foong reviews your medical history, asks about any symptoms, discusses your medication regimen, and completes a physical examination. He recommends you undergo a blood test to assess your hormone levels and develop a treatment plan. 

What are menopause symptom treatment options?

To reduce menopause symptoms and help you feel better, Dr. Foong may suggest one of the following treatments:

Lifestyle changes

Leading a healthy lifestyle often diminishes some of your symptoms. Examples of healthy habits include getting enough sleep, exercising regularly, eating nutritious foods, and not smoking.

Pills

As part of your hormone replacement therapy treatment, Dr. Foong may recommend taking pills to balance estrogen and progestin hormones and reduce unpleasant menopause symptoms.

Patches

Skin patches can also release hormones into your body, increase estrogen levels, reduce menopause-related symptoms, and improve your quality of life.

Don’t live with unpleasant menopause symptoms when simple treatments are within reach at the office of Nicolai Foong, M.D. Call his office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.