An estimated 1.3 million women become menopausal in a given year. If you’re experiencing hot flashes, vaginal dryness, missed periods, or any other type of menopause-related issue, you can get started on personalized treatment at Kheyson MD in Annadale, Staten Island, New York. Book your menopause evaluation online or call the office directly to schedule a visit.
Menopause Q & A
When does menopause occur?
Menopause is official if you’ve gone at least 12 consecutive months without a menstrual period. This is the time in your life when you’re no longer able to bear children.
In the United States, menopause usually occurs between the ages of 51 and 52. But for years leading up to menopause, you may start experiencing menopause-like symptoms. This stage, known as perimenopause, can begin as early as your late 30s or early 40s.
What are the symptoms of menopause?
Menopause is known for causing a wide variety of signs and symptoms that can affect your daily life, work, and personal relationships. Some of the most common signs and symptoms of menopause include:
- Hot flashes
- Weight gain
- Night sweats
- Vaginal dryness
- Pain during intercourse
- Decreased sex drive (libido)
- Difficulty falling or staying asleep
You might also find that you have a hard time concentrating and remembering things. These symptoms can come on suddenly, or progress gradually throughout perimenopause.
Whether your menopause symptoms are minor or severe, it’s important to come into Kheyson MD for treatment. Because of the drop in estrogen that occurs with menopause, you’re at risk of bone loss, which can lead to brittle bones from osteoporosis.
Can I get treatment for menopause symptoms?
Yes! You don’t have to let menopause symptoms take over your life. At Kheyson MD, you can undergo comprehensive evaluations, including hormone blood testing and bone density testing, to determine the best course of treatment for your needs. Depending on your specific symptoms and overall health, your menopause treatment plan may include:
- Low-dose birth control pills
- Vaginal estrogen creams, rings, or suppositories
- Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) pills or patches
- Bone-strengthening supplements, such as vitamin D and calcium
You may also be a candidate for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) at Kheyson MD. This type of hormone therapy is derived from natural sources, like yams, so the hormones mimic what your body produces. BHRT often comes in pellets your provider implants in your hip area.
You have plenty of options for menopause relief at Kheyson MD. Find out more by booking an exam online or over the phone.