Menopause is a time of transition. A woman’s body is undergoing new and sometimes problematic physical changes. Menopausal symptoms can include: hot flashes, night sweats, decreased vaginal lubrication leading to painful sex, diminished libido, slower metabolism leading to weight gain, skin changes leading to wrinkling and laxity, more rapid bone loss leading to osteoporosis, and vascular degeneration increasing the risks of cardiovascular disease and dementia.
This is a time for a personalized assessment of your particular risk factors. Together, we will review your personal health history, your family history, any symptoms that you find troublesome, and openly discuss your goals. I take the time to review every option, including: nutrition, exercise, stress management, sleep, hormone replacement therapy, bio-identical hormones, nutritional supplements, and ThermiVa vaginal rejuvenation. There is no plan that is universally appropriate or effective. My goal is to help you find the best options that work for you.
Menopause is also an opportunity for self-reflection. Many women are coming to terms with the end of menstrual cycles, which often means the end of child-bearing options. Children are leaving home and couples must become reacquainted as new empty-nesters. This is a time to reevaluate goals, plans and relationships. I take the time to discuss these issues and offer guidance.
Menopausal concerns must be individually addressed in a thoughtful and comprehensive way. I welcome the opportunity to help ease this transition, approaching each woman’s concerns with respect and dignity.