Stellar Women's Care

Obstetrician & Gynecologist located in Memorial City, Houston, TX

As you approach menopause, your hormones fluctuate and decline, which can cause a variety of uncomfortable and distressing side effects. At Stellar Women’s Care in Houston, Texas, Woo Hyun Sohn, MD, offers customized treatments and advice to help you navigate menopause and maintain your health and vitality. Call Stellar Women’s Care, or schedule a consultation online today.

Menopause Q&A

What is menopause?

You reach menopause when you stop having menstrual periods and haven’t had a period in a year. The years preceding menopause, when your hormones start to decline, is known as perimenopause. Some women might start to experience menopause-related symptoms at this time. 

Some common menopause symptoms include:

  • Hot flashes and night sweats
  • Weight gain
  • Irregular periods and bleeding
  • Irritability
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Memory problems 
  • Libido loss
  • Vaginal dryness and painful sex
  • Urinary problems
  • Memory problems

Every woman has a unique experience during menopause, and you may or may not have any symptoms to varying degrees. Your menopause symptoms can even be vastly different from your sister or mother. 

When should I talk to a doctor about menopause?

As you approach menopause, you can talk to Dr. Sohn about your symptoms and experience at your annual well-woman exam. However, you can make an appointment at any time if you have menopause symptoms that are interfering with your health or quality of life. 

What are the available treatments to manage menopause?

Dr. Sohn offers customized menopause management services to help you feel your best as you approach and reach menopause. He begins with a thorough consultation and exam to evaluate your symptoms and needs. Then, he works with you to create and implement your menopause management plan.

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT)

Dr. Sohn might recommend BHRT to restore your hormonal balance and alleviate your symptoms. He offers BioTe® subdermal hormone pellets, a carefully compounded form of slow-release hormone therapy. 


Some women benefit from selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) to relieve hot flashes and mood disorders. Dr. Sohn might also recommend over-the-counter vaginal moisturizers and lubricants to reduce vaginal dryness and painful sex. 

Lifestyle adjustments

Dr. Sohn can also recommend lifestyle adjustments to optimize your health, making it easier to cope with your symptoms. For example, you might want to reduce caffeine and spicy foods from your diet. Dr. Sohn also recommends adding physical activity to your day as it can boost your mood and help manage your weight. 

If menopause symptoms are disrupting your life, call Stellar Women’s Care today, or make an appointment online for customized, compassionate help.