An Overview of Early Menopause Symptoms

Perimenopause will affect every woman living in the Plano, Frisco and Dallas, Texas communities and marks the beginning of the end of her reproductive years. While perimenopause, also known as early menopause and premenopause, is a natural part of aging, this stage always brings unwanted changes to a woman’s body. The most common perimenopause symptoms include hot flashes, night sweats, irregular periods, vaginal dryness and discomfort during sex. If you are experiencing painful intercourse because of feminine dryness, contact the office of Mona Lisa Partners today. Our team of board certified OBGYNs and urologists offer an innovative, non-surgical premenopause treatment known as MonaLisa Touch™.

What are Perimenopause Symptoms?

When a woman reaches a certain age, sometimes as early as her mid-to-late thirties, menopause symptoms begin to surface before hitting the true stage of menopause. This stage is known as premenopause and it brings numerous unwelcome changes.

During early menopause, a woman’s estrogen levels rise and fall unevenly. These fluctuations cause a number of symptoms. Common perimenopause symptoms include:

  • Irregular menstrual cycles
  • Sleep problems
  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Discomfort during sex
  • Mood swings

When estrogen levels begin to progressively diminish, the vaginal tissue loses lubrication and elasticity, causing the tissue to become thinner, drier and more prone to injury. When vaginal dryness is present, discomfort during sex can occur and cause both partners to no longer enjoy a happy and satisfying sex life.

Low estrogen is also known to cause bladder problems such as urinary incontinence and an increased risk of urinary and vaginal infections.

There is no way to completely eliminate perimenopause symptoms – they are part of a woman’s natural aging process. Even though the symptoms will occur at some level, they do not have to be ignored. If vaginal dryness and/or discomfort during sex interfere with a woman’s life and well-being, it is time to visit a physician.

MonaLisa Touch™ is an Effective Premenopause Treatment

Vaginal dryness leading to discomfort during sex is one of the many troublesome perimenopause symptoms. Natural lubrication that keeps the vagina moist and healthy begins to diminish as estrogen levels within the body change. In the past, the only premenopause treatment options were water-based lubricants, petroleum-based products, vaginal moisturizers and hormone therapy.

Today, women have another option to help ease discomfort during sex caused by early menopause-  the MonaLisa Touch. MonaLisa Touch is an innovative premenopause treatment that utilizes CO2 energy to restore vaginal health quickly and painlessly. Through the use of a laser probe, controlled energy is delivered to the vaginal tissue. The energy is designed to revitalize the tissue’s cells to help produce additional collagen, an essential ingredient in vaginal cell health.

For additional resources on perimenopause symptoms, or to determine if MonaLisa Touch™, a premenopause treatment, can help with your vaginal dryness and discomfort during sex, please contact the Plano, Frisco and Dallas, Texas area office of Mona Lisa Partners.