Women navigating menopause can rely on the physicians of OB GYN PARTNERS to provide compassionate care as you journey through the natural transition of a woman’s life. Every woman is unique and your body will determine the response time to the natural hormonal changes in your estrogen and progesterone. Age of onset, duration and symptoms of menopause differ among women and we are here to support your through life’s changes.
The stage defined as the process of change leading up to menopause. This can start as early as 30’s or as late as your early 50’s.
The point in a woman’s life in which your child bearing years are at an end. For most women menopause happens around age 50, however, this varies based on each woman’s body. A woman is considered menopausal if she has not had a period for 9-12 months due to the ovaries no longer functioning.
Immediate post menopause is defined as the period 24-36 months after your last menstrual cycle. Discussing your symptoms and concerns with your physician will provide optimal support in determining the treatment options available to you, based on our personal desires and your medical symptoms. Treatments vary and can include hormone therapy (HRT) and various non-hormonal medications. We recommend that patients write down a list of questions regarding symptoms and treatments prior to the visit. Talking with other women may help with creating the list and you may discover questions you hadn't considered.
Common symptoms can include:
Body and muscle aches
Changes in sexual desires
Hot flashes and night sweats
Irregular menstrual cycles
To determine your hormonal needs, OB GYN PARTNERS will use state of the art diagnostic testing which may include urine or blood test. Depending on your stage of menopause and family history, we may also recommend that you complete a bone density test to determine if you have osteoporosis, which is the loss of bone density. We offer Hologic bone density screening in the office. This is a quick procedure utilizing ultrasound with results available at the time of the procedure. Further evaluation may be recommended based on those results.