Women's Health Doctor - Dr. Shamma
Personalized OB/GYN Service
Your OB GYN care should begin at the age of menarche, or when a female becomes sexually active. Your health is of utmost importance, and you can protect it by receiving routine care with Dr. Shamma. Our OB GYN doctor's office offers individualized counseling regarding protecting yourself from sexually transmitted diseases, birth control options, and more. Contact your South Charleston OB GYN today to schedule an appointment.
When should you go to an OB/GYN Doctor and What to Expect
It's important to go for your yearly appointment. We can help put your health concerns at ease, and make sure you continue to be healthy.
During your OB GYN exam, you can discuss any abnormalities that may be concerning you, and we can deal with them as soon as possible. If you are finished having children, we can talk about permanent sterilization options (such as the in-office ESSURE procedure). Contact us today!
Pre and Post-Menopausal Services
At every stage of life, gynecological care is important. Dr. Shamma can provide the quality care you need. Whether you are pre or post-menopausal, we offer OB GYN services that are right for you.
Dr. Shamma treats menstrual disorders, provides hormone counseling and offers in-office procedures such as Her Option for those who meet criteria. Specialized ultrasounds are also offered to assess the ovaries and uterus as needed. If you are experiencing early signs of menopause, get in touch for a gynecologist exam.
How to Manage Menopause
Menopause is a natural change that typically occurs in women during their late 40's or early 50's. Even though menopause is a completely natural transition, completing that transition is often uncomfortable and unpredictable. We can help ease your discomfort, and get your life back to normal as soon as possible!
What is Perimenopause?
This refers to the period of time when your body is beginning the transition into menopause, when the hormone production from your ovaries begins to decline. Menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes and irregular periods, may begin to occur during this time. It is not until your menstrual cycle has ceased for 12 months consecutively that you have entered menopause.
Does the reduction in estrogen hormones cause side effects?
Hot flashes are the most common effect of menopause, effecting about 75% of women
Some experience muscle or joint pain
How can I reduce the amount or intensity of hot flashes?
Avoid these hot flash triggers:
Do try to keep a healthy, balanced diet to maintain a good weight as being overweight could increase the intensity of hot flashes. Try to keep a fan nearby and do breathing exercises to help them pass quicker. There are medications and hormone therapies that may help if you are having trouble with hot flashes; get in touch to see what would be the best option for you.
More OB GYN Services We Offer
Dr Bassam N Shamma is experienced in helping women with both irregular and heavy bleeding situations. He will work with and discuss all of the options you have, and decide which ones would work best for you.
For more information about our OB GYN Doctor's services, call us today. We will gladly answer any questions you have!