It is no secret that “the change” marks an important transitional period in the lives of many women. Yet all too frequently as women phase through these physiological and hormonal changes, they feel defenseless in trying to manage the debilitating symptoms that accompany menopause.
Inspira Medical Group Obstetrics and Gynecology is well aware of the challenges associated with diagnosing and treating menopausal symptoms as well as the misconceptions surrounding estrogen replacement. From diagnosis to treatment, Inspira is ready to support South Jersey residents throughout their menopause journey with treatment plans designed uniquely to their needs.
Beyond the Hot Flash
“For years, the narrative around women and menopause has always consisted of the same messaging: Women experience hot flashes and mood swings and are left to suffer,” said Dr. Samantha DeLuca, an OB/GYN at Inspira Medical Group Obstetrics and Gynecology Mullica Hill. “But that’s not the full story. In fact, when properly diagnosed, patients have access to a variety of treatment options that can mitigate and eliminate many of the symptoms they might experience throughout menopause.”
With Inspira, patients in the South Jersey community have access to comprehensive services spanning the entire menopause spectrum. From diagnosing and monitoring menopausal symptoms, to evaluating individualized treatment options, patients can feel confident knowing they have access to customized, holistic care in the comfort of their own backyard.
Evaluating Your Patient’s Treatment Options
While there are several characteristic symptoms of menopause, oftentimes, patients are unaware that the challenges they are facing are actually derived from estrogen loss. That is why it is increasingly important for health care providers to educate themselves on the early signs and potential symptoms of menopause.
“Patients suffering from extreme menopausal symptoms might be candidates for hormone therapy, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, supplemental alternatives or even just a general consultation,” said Dr. DeLuca. “But the most important thing is knowing that these options are available to your patients. Women believe that they are stuck feeling the effects of this inevitable hormonal shift—but that’s not necessarily true.”
Understanding the Health Risks of Menopause
After menopause, women are predisposed to a series of health risks. For this reason, it is important for women to continue to regularly access their health care team including primary care providers and OB/GYN specialists.
Expansive Care for Every Woman’s Menopause Journey
“Right now, there is so much information and misinformation available to women seeking solutions to their menopausal symptoms. It is a difficult landscape to navigate for both patients and providers,” said Dr. DeLuca. “This is why we must listen to our patients and consider menopause after other medical illnesses have been ruled out. The answer could be right in front of us—we just need to be asking the right questions.”
While not every woman will experience the same symptoms along the same timeframe, Inspira is here to help guide the conversation surrounding treatment options and pain management to help patients return to an improved quality of life. To refer a patient to Inspira Medical Group Obstetrics and Gynecology, call 1-800-INSPIRA.