About 85% of women have symptoms like hot flashes, mood swings, and low libido as they start menopause — all symptoms directly caused by hormone changes. At Higher Ground Women’s Health in Falmouth, Maine, leading OB/GYN Lisa Parsons, DO, offers hormonal management to help you move through the menopause transition comfortably. She takes the time to understand your needs and wishes before designing an individualized plan just for you. Call the office or book your appointment online today for supportive women’s health care with a unique patient-based approach.
Hormonal Management Q&A
Hormonal management is the process of regulating and balancing your hormones, the chemicals that play a significant role in nearly every aspect of your health. At Higher Ground Women’s Health, Dr. Lisa specializes in hormonal management in women.
Her specialized gynecology training gives Dr. Lisa in-depth knowledge of the hormones that influence women’s health. With hormonal management, you can manage troublesome symptoms and feel like yourself again.
Many women need hormonal management when they start perimenopause, the period that precedes menopause. As you enter perimenopause — usually in your 40s or 50s — your female hormones (estrogen) decline. While it’s natural, the menopause journey is rarely smooth. 85% of women experience disruptive symptoms.
Unfortunately, estrogen loss often has adverse emotional, physical, and mental effects, such as:
You can also experience menopause suddenly following a hysterectomy with ovary removal.
Every woman is unique, so you might need another type of hormone management. For example, thyroid diseases like hypothyroidism can cause some of the same symptoms as menopause, including disrupted menstrual cycles, tiredness, and weight gain. Thyroid hormone balancing can relieve your symptoms.
Hormonal management plans often include lifestyle adjustments and hormone balancing. With hormone balancing, Dr. Lisa determines which hormones you need to maintain a healthy balance and relieve your symptoms.
For many women, this means estrogen therapy (pills, implantable pellets, topical creams, or other forms). You can also help balance your hormones through diet, exercise, and supplements.
Dr. Lisa finds that the direct care model is the most effective way to provide the highest level of personalized hormonal management. This health care model, based on monthly fees, takes the power away from the insurance company and gives it to you.
Practice membership includes annual well-woman exams, wholesale medications and labs, and 40% off in-office procedures. You can get reasonably-priced hormone therapy with your membership.
Perimenopause and menopause can sometimes feel overwhelming, at least until you get your hormones balanced. Membership gives you direct access to Dr. Lisa’s physician line and email whenever you need support.
Hormonal management can make perimenopause and menopause an uplifting and empowering time. Call Higher Ground Women’s Health or click online scheduling now.