Menopause Specialist

Vintonne Naiden, MD, FACOG, ABIHM -  - Functional Medicine

Advancing Health & Healing LLC

Vintonne Naiden, MD, FACOG, ABIHM

Functional Medicine & Holistic and Integrative Medicine located in Tucker, GA

Menopause is a natural transition in your body, but it doesn’t have to be a difficult, unpleasant, or painful experience. At Advancing Health & Healing LLC, Vintonne Naiden MD, FACOG helps you manage the symptoms and changes that come with menopause. Women can use the online booking tool or call the office in Tucker, Georgia, to schedule an appointment with Dr. Naiden to ease menopause now.

Menopause Q & A

What is menopause?

You begin menopause when your menstrual cycle comes to a permanent end and you’re no longer able to get pregnant. After 12 months without a menstrual cycle, you’re officially in menopause. The time leading up to menopause before your period officially stops is called perimenopause. Bear in mind that during perimenopause, pregnancy is still possible.

When does menopause occur?

Menopause is highly individual, but on average most women experience it between 45 and 55 years of age. If you have other hormone conditions, an autoimmune disease, or are undergoing chemotherapy treatments, you may enter menopause earlier.

What are the symptoms of menopause?

In addition to the telltale hot flashes that menopause is famous for, most women have a range of symptoms, including:

  • Irregular periods
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Night sweats
  • Mood swings or irritability
  • Decreased sexual drive
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Thinning hair
  • Weight gain
  • Painful intercourse
  • Foggy brain

At Advancing Health & Healing LLC, Dr. Naiden may suggest urine, blood, or saliva tests to assess your hormone levels and make recommendations to help decrease your symptoms.

What treatments are available for menopause?

Menopause is a normal stage of life, but it doesn’t have to make you miserable. Dr. Naiden customizes a treatment plan that helps you manage symptoms until you are comfortably postmenopausal.

One of Advancing Health & Healing LLC’s proven menopause therapies is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. It’s a popular solution because bioidentical hormones act exactly like your body’s natural hormones. The treatment replaces key hormones like estrogen and progesterone that are lost as you age and go through menopause.

Other ways that the team at Advancing Health & Healing LLC may personalize your treatment options include:

  • Lifestyle changes like diet and exercise
  • Functional medicine interventions like acupuncture, meditation, yoga, supplements, and herbal therapies
  • Low-dose medications

Dr. Naiden understands that the symptoms of menopause can deeply affect your quality of life. She offers compassionate and skilled care to help you navigate the physical transition.

How are bioidentical hormones administered?

There are several ways you can get bioidentical hormones. Typical methods are patches, creams, pills, shots, pellets, and implants. Dr. Naiden prefers the use of pellets because they release steady doses of hormones for up to five months and make it easier for you absorb those hormones into your system.

For the very best in menopause care, contact the Advancing Health & Healing LLC office in Tucker, Georgia or click the online scheduler to book now.