Diego Ramirez, MD

Board Certified Obstetrics & Gynecology located in El Paso, TX

You shouldn’t try to navigate a major life and health change like menopause on your own. Consult board-certified Diego Ramirez, MD, at his private practice, Diego Ramirez OBGYN PLLC, in El Paso, Texas, to gain from his expertise in managing this natural life progression. If you’re entering perimenopause or menopause, call his office or book an appointment online today to get support for symptoms and health changes associated with your new life stage.

Menopause Q & A

What is menopause?

When you go period-free for 12 straight months due to lower production of the female sex hormones estrogen and progesterone, you enter menopause. The four years or so prior to menopause, known as perimenopause, bring the well-known symptoms that include:

  • Sleep disturbances
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Hot flashes and night sweats
  • Thinning, dry, atrophic vaginal tissue
  • Painful intercourse and changes in libido (hypoactive sexual desire)
  • Moodiness and cognitive troubles
  • Irregular uterine bleeding

The average age women reach menopause in the United States is 52, but you may have symptoms as your hormones begin to ebb in your 40s. Women who have a hysterectomy or who have undergone cancer treatment may experience menopause earlier.

If you’re experiencing perimenopause or menopause symptoms and they’re seriously interfering with your quality of life, Dr. Ramirez is available to help.

What health concerns change once a woman passes through menopause?

The decrease in female sex hormones that occurs with menopause can affect your long-term health status. After menopause, you’re at a higher risk of developing heart disease and osteoporosis. It’s common to face vaginal atrophy and urinary incontinence. 

Dr. Ramirez offers screening tests to catch any health complications and solutions to help you improve vaginal health and wellness so you can continue to live a robust life.

How is menopause treated?

Menopause is a natural stage of life that Dr. Ramirez helps you manage. He may recommend a healthy diet, regular physical activity, and stress reduction. Dr. Ramirez also provides you with the necessary screening tests, such as regular mammograms and bone density tests, to check for health problems often associated with the post-menopausal period.

Dr. Ramirez may also recommend hormone replacement therapy to help minimize perimenopausal symptoms. He checks your hormone levels and offers dosing through injection, cream, pills, or under-the-skin pellets to rebalance your levels. Dr. Ramirez provides just the right amount for only the time necessary, so you avoid any potential complications of hormone use. He carefully reviews your medical history and status before offering hormone replacement therapy, too.

Get the right care for your health during menopause. Call the office of Diego Ramirez OBGYN PLLC, or schedule online for a consultation.