Have you noticed that you’re having irregular periods? Have you discovered that you’re just not “in the mood” for making love to your partner anymore? Is a constant lack of sleep interfering with your day-to-day routine? If so, you may have an issue related to your hormones. Can an OBGYN help you with hormone […]
Hormones & Menopause
Some women may be anxious about menopause (sometimes referred to as “the change.”) They may be worried about symptoms such as hot flashes or night sweats. Others may look forward to relief from painful periods and the concern over getting pregnant. No matter what your outlook on menopause, we want you to know that this is […]
Menopause is not a disease; it is a natural transition in life from your childbearing years. The average age of onset for American women is 52. However, fluctuating estrogen levels can cause troublesome symptoms, and therefore, menopause treatments can go a long way toward making you more comfortable. What is the best treatment for menopause? […]
In honor of World Menopause Month, we want to break down a lot of the myths and misconceptions about it by showcasing some of the most frequently asked questions we’ve received about menopause. “We want our patients to know that we are here for them through all phases of life,” said Dr. Miller. “Menopause can […]
Has your love life gone from satisfying to physically painful sex? Do you have a chronically dry vagina? Do you have more frequent urinary tract infections? If these sound too familiar, you may have signs of vaginal atrophy. When most women hear of vaginal atrophy, they think of something that occurs after menopause. However, it […]
You’ve heard all about the hot flashes and night sweats that accompany menopause. But how much do you know about perimenopause, the years of “transition” that lead to menopause? Here’s what you need to know about perimenopause, including a look at some of the latest menopause treatments to help alleviate the irritating symptoms. What is […]
You’ve been in menopause for three years, and instead of menstrual cramping and PMS, you seek treatment for the inconvenience of hot flashes and night sweats. Then one day, you start bleeding again, just like you did when you had your period. You wonder why it is happening and if it’s the indicator of something more serious.
While the average age for the onset of menopause is 51, estrogen can fluctuate in the years leading up to menopause (called perimenopause). Once you enter menopause and your ovaries are no longer producing estrogen, it’s highly likely that you’ll experience the classic symptoms of hot flashes and night sweats. These symptoms can be relieved […]
Even if you haven’t entered menopause, chances are that you’ve heard someone complain about the inconvenience and discomfort of hot flashes. Roughly 75 percent of all menopausal women experience them, and for 80 percent, the hot flashes continue for two years.
Almost all women are familiar with the symptoms of PMS, which causes cramps, bloating and tender breasts. However, an estimated 3 to 5 percent of menstruating women have PMDD, which is an often debilitating condition that you could think of as an extreme case of PMS. Learn the signs.