Obstetrics and Gynecologist & Advanced Robotic and Laparoscopic Surgeons located in League City, TX
Menopause services offered in League City, TX

While menopause in women is inevitable with aging, experiencing menopause symptoms is not. If you’re bothered by hot flashes, fatigue, weight gain, or sexual dysfunction, see the experts at Maximos OB/GYN in League City, Texas. Board-certified physician Bassem Maximos, MD, MPH, FACOG, and his skilled staff offer treatments that reduce bothersome menopause symptoms and restore your quality of life. Call the office to schedule a visit or use the online booking feature today.

What is menopause?

Menopause is the time in a woman's life when she stops getting a menstrual period and can no longer become pregnant. Many women reach menopause in their 50s, but every woman is different. You might also experience menopause due to the surgical removal of your ovaries. 

If you have unpleasant or bothersome symptoms of menopause or the transitional period to menopause (perimenopause), see Dr. Maximos for an evaluation. 


What are the symptoms of menopause?

The hallmark signs and symptoms of menopause in women include:

  • Irregular periods
  • Cessation of menstrual periods
  • Hot flashes
  • Mood swings
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Weight gain
  • Fatigue
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Reduce sexual functioning
  • Lack of sexual desire
  • Increased body fat
  • Reduced lean body mass
  • Lower bone density 
  • Osteoporosis 
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Pelvic organ prolapse 
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

Hormone fluctuations are the common cause of many symptoms linked to menopause. The good news is that with the right treatment, you can reduce or eliminate many bothersome symptoms.


What are the benefits of menopause treatments?

After menopause treatments, you can expect more energy, healthy weight management, and a leaner body. You can also expect stronger bones, increases in vaginal lubrication, improvements in sleep quality, and better sexual desire and function.


What should I expect during an OB/GYN visit?

During your visit to Maximos OB/GYN, friendly specialists greet you and assess your weight, body mass index (BMI), pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs.

Dr. Maximos reviews your symptoms, medical history, lifestyle habits, medications, and more. He completes a physical exam that may include breast and pelvic exams, or a Pap test if needed.

A simple blood test allows Dr. Maximos to evaluate your current hormone levels and determine which course of treatment best matches your needs. He also offers bone density and osteoporosis screenings to evaluate the health of your bones.


How are menopause symptoms and complications treated?

Maximos OB/GYN offers numerous treatments for menopause symptoms and complications, including:

  • Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy
  • Medications
  • Dietary supplements
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Vaginal laser treatments for rejuvenation and reduced incontinence

During hormone replacement therapy, you might try pills, patches, implants, creams, gels, vaginal applications, or other hormone therapies that increase hormone levels within your body and help you feel better.

Dr. Maximos customizes each menopause symptom treatment plan and follows up with you to ensure your treatment is safe and effective.

To get relief from menopause symptoms, schedule an appointment at Maximos OB/GYN by phone or online today.