Lorena Tinoco, MD -  - OBGYN

Lorena Tinoco, MD

OBGYN located in Coral Gables, FL

Menopause is that time in your life when your menstrual periods stop and you can no longer become pregnant. Because menopause is known for causing some unbearable and uncomfortable symptoms, including hot flashes, schedule an exam at the office of Lorena Tinoco, MD, if you’re experiencing signs and symptoms of menopause. Book your appointment online or call the South Miami, Florida, offices to schedule.

Menopause Q & A

What are the symptoms of menopause?

Menopause doesn’t happen overnight. Instead, you go through months or years of hormonal fluctuations where the drops in estrogen gradually start disrupting your life — this is perimenopause. Some of the most well-known signs and symptoms that menopause is approaching include:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Mood swings
  • Weight gain
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Loss of breast fullness

As you get closer to menopause, you’re probably going to start noticing major changes in your monthly cycle too. You may find that your periods are closer together, or that you go for months at a time with no period.

Plus, period cycles can become shorter or even longer in length. Menopause is usually diagnosed when you go 12 full months with no menstrual period.

When should I see a doctor for menopause?

Schedule an evaluation at the practice of Lorena Tinoco, MD, as soon as you start experiencing any signs or symptoms of menopause. While they may seem mild or sporadic at first, as menopause approaches and your estrogen levels drop, your symptoms may only worsen, and this can affect your personal relationships.

Dr. Tinoco can get you started on treatment early on, so your symptoms don’t continue to progress.

Can I get treatment for menopause?

Absolutely! You don’t have to learn to live with the uncomfortable issues that come along with menopause. Dr. Tinoco runs labs and performs a comprehensive evaluation to check your hormone levels. She designs a personalized hormone replacement therapy (HRT) plan to stabilize your hormone levels, resolving or minimizing many of your symptoms.

Depending on your specific menopause symptoms, your hormone replacement therapy plan may include:

  • Oral tablets
  • Bioidentical pellets
  • Topical creams
  • Vaginal rings or tablets
  • Low-dose antidepressants

Because your hormone levels are going to continue to fluctuate, Dr. Tinoco has you check in regularly to run labs. She can make any essential changes to your HRT as needed, so those unbearable side effects won’t take over your life.

Get relief from menopause symptoms by booking a consultation at the office of Lorena Tinoco, MD, today. Click on the online scheduler or call either clinic directly to book.