Menopause Specialist

BioMD Balance Solutions

Integrative Medicine Clinic located in Los Angeles, CA

When it comes to the signs of aging, you can’t ignore menopause. Beyond an end to child-birthing years, menopause can cause a plethora of unwanted symptoms. Olga Beregovskaya, MD, located in tarzana, California, helps women reduce the symptoms of menopause and get back to enjoying life. At BioMD Balance Solutions, she uses lifestyle counseling and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to help women going through menopause. Contact the office today to learn more.

Menopause Q & A

What is menopause?

Menopause is the period when a woman’s hormone production declines and she stops menstruating. It typically occurs in the 40s or 50s and has a range of symptoms, including:

  • Hot flashes and night sweats
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Low libido
  • Mood swings

In most cases, a drop in estrogen causes menopause symptoms. If your menopausal symptoms disrupt your daily life, Dr. Beregovskaya may recommend lifestyle changes or bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.

What lifestyle changes can help with menopause?

Lifestyle changes can reduce the symptoms of menopause. For instance, healthy sleep habits make falling asleep easier. These include going to bed at the same time every evening, not watching television in bed, and staying off phones and other devices at least 30 minutes before bedtime.

Dr. Beregovskaya also recommends focusing on total well-being to reduce menopausal symptoms. Things, like quitting smoking, eating whole foods, and regularly exercising, can improve your overall health and reduce unwanted symptoms. Reducing stress can also have a huge impact.

What treatments are offered for menopausal symptoms?

When it comes to menopausal symptoms, Dr. Beregovskaya offers bio-identical hormone replacement. Because a decrease in hormones causes menopause and its symptoms, replacing those hormones reduces the unwanted side effects.

Bioidentical hormone replacement uses hormones made from yams or soy, which are bio-identical to estrogen. When Dr. Beregovskaya administers the bioidentical hormones, the body can’t tell the difference between the two and responds the same way it would to estrogen.

At BioMD Balance Solutions, Dr. Beregovskaya can test your hormone levels and determine if bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is right for you. If so, you work together to determine what options best suit you. She can administer bioidentical hormone replacement in a variety of ways, including:

  • Pills
  • Oral sprays
  • Injections
  • Creams
  • Pellets under the skin

If menopause symptoms are getting you down, fight back. Contact Dr. Beregovskaya’s office today or schedule your consultation online.