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What Katy area women wish their men knew about menopause

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Menopause is a trying time in a woman’s life. Part of the challenge is dealing with the perceptions of loved ones, while adjusting to internal and external changes. As a male/female Ob-Gyn team, Dr. Jenkins and Dr. Falae lend a unique perspective to help women manage this stage of life. They find that patients in the Katy area often wish their partners better understood these important aspects of menopause.

The physical

  • It isn’t necessarily better than having menstrual cycles. While menopause eventually frees a woman from the inconvenience of periods, symptoms can be compared to long-term PMS.
  • The whole body changes. Even for thin, fit women, apples of the cheeks may sag to jowls, pudge refuses to budge around the waist, and labia enlarges. It takes a woman a little while to accept her new self.
  • Metabolism slows. She may not be able to indulge in your tradition of pizza and brew night anymore without adding pounds.

The emotional

  • Mood swings are not directed at you, and aren’t in her control. That fact alone adds to anger and frustration. Talking openly and calmly about triggers helps to avoid them.
  • Libido and sexual pleasure are changing along with the rest of her body. This has a tremendous impact on how she sees herself, as well as the intimacy you share. Approach this from the perspective of “What is best for us as a couple?”
  • The combination of physical and emotional transformation can have a devastating effect on confidence. She remains a beautiful person – now and then, remind her of that.

The takeaway

Embarrassment, social taboos, and misperception allow menopause to become an isolating situation. Like any other challenge in a relationship, it is best weathered with compassion and respect, and when necessary, professional advice. Dr. Jenkins and Dr. Falae are here to help. Call 855-346-8610.

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We offer general care, gynecology, and obstetrics services that span all stages of a woman's life. Dr. Taryll L. Jenkins, MD received his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University and Doctorate of Medicine from Meharry Medical College School of Medicine, TN. He completed his residency training at the University of Texas and Hermann Hospital, TX and is Board-certified from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, with years of research experience.

Dr. Adebola I. Falae, MD, FACOG received her undergraduate degree from Duke University in Durham, NC, and medical degree from University of Rochester Medical School, NY. She completed her residency training at Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans, LA. Women’s healthcare is her primary concern.

Dr. Maria Torres, MD, FACOG earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Baylor University, and her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, before completing residency training at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago, IL. She’s an expert in infertility evaluation and high-risk pregnancies.

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