Menopause can be a difficult time, but help from an experienced OB/GYN allows for a smooth transition into this new phase. Dr. Patricia Faraz-Eslami offers OB/GYN and Medical Aesthetics services to Ladera Ranch, CA residents at Pacific Women's Center.
Menopause is the stage of a woman's life when she is leaving her fertile years behind. A woman in menopause has a far lower chance of becoming pregnant, and menstrual cycles will stop. Menopausal women produce much less hormones than they did in their fertile years.
Menopause officially starts when a woman hasn't menstruated for 12 months consecutively. If any other factors contributed to missed periods, a woman is in perimenopause (the transition phase) rather than menopause. Perimenopause typically lasts for around 4 years before a woman is in full blown menopause. Most women start menopause between the ages of 45 and 55, with the average age being 51 at the official onset of menopause.
Each person can have a different set of symptoms, but most women do experience significant symptoms during menopause. During perimenopause, the periods will become sporadic. As a woman enters menopause, she may experience hot flashes, lack of libido, insomnia, mood swings, and night sweats.
Menopause symptoms can be greatly reduced with the help of hormone replacement. The natural hormones decline sharply as a woman enters menopause, and this has a direct impact on many parts of her health and well-being. The hormones can be replaced orally, with patches, with injections, or with hormone pellets that are inserted in the skin. Each woman may have different hormone replacement needs during her hormone replacement therapy. Dr. Faraz-Eslami will customize a hormone replacement regimen for each woman. Some women suffer from depression during menopause, and in these cases, antidepressant medication may be helpful. Women can also make lifestyle adjustments that will help them better manage menopause symptoms. This includes a healthy diet, regular exercise, and a consistent schedule.
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"This is my first pregnancy and I can say that I am extremely pleased with how Dr. Faraz and her office have handled all of my pre-natal care."
"Dr. Faraz has been my OBGYN for several years and she recently delivered my first baby. I can't say enough, what a great experience I had with her as my doctor."
"There's not a more competent, more trustworthy OBGYN in Orange County. She's the best!"
"I felt very confident with her decisions and care. She is a very caring and upbeat doctor with a very great personality."
Dr. Faraz does an amazing job with my Botox. I'm so happy with the results I've seen since I started going to PWC. I'm a patient for life!"
"Through the years my skin has not only cleared up but I look better than ever. Debe & Dr. Faraz make you feel very comfortable."
"I couldn't have been more happy with my results. The doctor was very patient with explaining everything to me can't wait to go back for my vampire facial!"
"She is empathetic, and makes you feel like family. Not only have I gone to her as a gynecology patient, I am thrilled that I get to have her do my laser treatments too."
"Best Doctor ever! She cares about her patients so much and she feels more like a friend than a doctor! She takes her own calls and never rushes you!"
"Debe did a Zo 3 step stimulation peel for me and I have been amazed each day how good my skin looks. I will definitely be going back to her."
"Dr. Faraz is extremely knowledgeable, kind and always makes you feel at ease. I was so nervous, she made me feel like we were a team and I had nothing to worry about."