Menopause & Hot Flashes

Menopause marks the end of a woman's menstrual cycle and usually begins in one's late 40's or early 50's.When menopause occurs, the amount of oestrogen and progesterone decrease and  may lead to uncomfortable symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, hair thinning and vaginal dryness.

Hot flashes are one symptom of menopause which can be considerably uncomfortable as they involve an intense heat sensation, sweating and rapid heartbeat that can last up to 30 minutes in duration.

What are the treatment options?

Treatments can help aid this transitional period in a woman's life and make the symptoms less of a burden. Treatments include medications to counteract specific symptoms such as vaginal dryness, hair thinning, breast tenderness and insomnia. Alternatively, to replace the hormones that are no longer being naturally produced by the body, hormone replacement therapy can be considered.

If an overactive bladder or urge incontinence is diagnosed, Botox can be injected into the bladder wall to relieve the incapacitating symptoms.

In case of mild incontinence or if hormone replacement therapy is contra indicated for vulval atrophy, laser treatment with the Monalisa Touch®,to the vaginal walls can result in an improvement of symptoms.  Please ask doctor Lerm regarding these treatment options available.