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Can an Obgyn help with Menopause?

If you’re experiencing changes in your monthly cycles, hot flashes, or other symptoms, it may be likely that you are going through menopause. This transition is normal in women ages 45 through 55 and can be something very uncomfortable to deal with. Menopause can and should be treated properly because it can raise your risk for other health problems. Women for Women OB/GYN LLC has an OB/GYN in Queens that provides comprehensive gynecologist care for women going through such hormonal transitions as menopause. 

What is Menopause?

Menopause is a process where there is a natural decline in reproductive hormones, and a woman’s body produces less estrogen and progesterone. In most cases, it occurs 12 months after the last menstrual cycle. 

Menopause Symptoms

If you are between the ages 45 and 55 and experiencing similar symptoms mentioned, it is likely you are going through menopause and should talk to our OB/GYN in Queens. Common symptoms of menopause include:

  • Hair thinning
  • Low sex drive
  • Dry skin
  • Hot flashes or excessive sweating
  • Weight gain
  • Irregular periods
  • Changes in mood
OB/GYN in Queens

Menopause can be self-diagnosed in most cases because of the similar symptoms experienced, but our OB/GYN in Queens can confirm and find the best treatment for you.

Perimenopause

Perimenopause is the menopause transition that begins several years before a woman undergoes menopause. It can start in your late 30s to early 40s, and it’s when your ovaries gradually produce less estrogen. The average length of perimenopause is four years, and for other women, it can be way less. 

Perimenopause Symptoms

This transition can have similar symptoms when you are going through menopause. Some symptoms include:

  • Hot flashes
  • Low sex drive
  • Spotting or irregular periods
  • Breast tenderness
  • Fatigue
  • Dry skin
  • Mood swings
  • Difficulty sleeping

Post-menopause

This stage is after a woman goes through menopause, and most symptoms gradually decrease. However, women are at a higher risk of other health problems like osteoporosis or heart disease. You will know you are at the post-menopause stage when you have not had a menstrual cycle in at least a year. Also, our OB/GYN in Queens can measure your follicle-stimulating hormone to detect how near you are to post-menopause. 

Post-menopause Symptoms

As mentioned before, most symptoms decrease in the post-menopause stage but can continue and gradually go away. Even in this stage, it is still important for you to visit your doctor for regular check-ups to prevent other health problems from arising. 

Diagnosis and Physical Exam

Your doctor will confirm that you are undergoing menopause by performing a physical exam and running some tests. They will ask you the date of your last period, any irregularities, and symptoms you are experiencing. Some tests performed include:

  • Blood test
  • Thyroid function test
  • Lipid profile test
  • Liver and kidney function tests

Treatment

The best option for treatment is meeting with a professional like our OB/GYN because they can help you manage your menopause symptoms in several ways and avoid other health problems from arising. Our OB/GYN in Queens can recommend lifestyle changes, hormone replacement therapy, or a medication that is low in hormones to manage your symptoms. 

OB/GYN In Queens At Women for Women

At Women for Women, we address and treat all areas of women’s care, and our OB/GYN will work cooperatively with you to offer the best possible treatment for your menopause. Whatever stage of menopause you are or are almost at, it is not something to be left untreated, so don’t hesitate to reach out and take care of it immediately. Contact us or visit our website for more information to schedule an appointment!