Perimenopause & Menopause

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At St. Elizabeth Women’s Health, we understand that perimenopause and menopause mark significant transitions in your life. Our compassionate experts provide evidence-based care to meet your unique needs and manage your symptoms. From weight gain to hot flashes to mood swings and memory loss, we’re right here to help you successfully navigate this phase of life.

We’re by your side, offering unwavering support, guidance and the best treatment options so you can thrive during this transition.

Why Choose St. Elizabeth for Menopause Care?

Right here, you’ll find our team offers specialized knowledge and expertise in managing perimenopause and menopause. We ensure you receive the most up-to date and comprehensive therapies available. Your journey and goals throughout menopause are unique to you. That’s why we prioritize personalized care. Our dedicated providers take the time to listen, understand and create an individualized treatment plan to address your symptoms and concerns.

Have questions? Schedule an appointment today.

Call 1 (800) 737-7900 or log into MyChart to schedule an appointment with one of our specialists.

What are Perimenopause and Menopause?

Perimenopause and menopause are natural phases in a woman’s life when hormone levels change, and menstruation stops.

Perimenopause is the transitional phase leading up to menopause. A woman who has not had a menstrual period for 12 consecutive months is in menopause. You can navigate these hormone level changes and maintain a positive well-being with proper management and support.

Symptoms of perimenopause and menopause

All women experience the natural phases of perimenopause and menopause, but they affect each woman differently. Most symptoms will impact your physical and emotional well-being. Some common symptoms women experience during these phases include:

  • Disrupted sleep and night sweats
  • Dry skin
  • Gynecologic changes
  • Hair Loss
  • Hot Flashes
  • Irregular periods
  • Mood changes
  • Weight changes

Causes of perimenopause and menopause

Many perimenopause and menopause symptoms happen because your body makes less estrogen and progesterone hormones during these phases. It’s a time when these hormone levels are naturally lower after your childbearing years. Fewer hormones in your body puts your system out of balance and causes uncomfortable symptoms that can impact your daily life.

Perimenopause and menopause risk factors

Several risk factors can make you more likely to experience the bothersome symptoms of perimenopause and menopause. Smoking can worsen symptoms and lead to the earlier start of perimenopause. If you’ve had a hysterectomy, you may start menopause sooner. And a history of cancer may impact your hormone balance.

Perimenopause and menopause treatment options

You may feel frustrated, uncomfortable and irritable when you experience symptoms that won’t go away or are difficult to manage. The good news is we have treatment options to lessen your symptoms, making your days and nights more enjoyable. Our team will review your symptoms, address your concerns and create a personalized treatment plan specific to your needs. Some common treatments include:

  • FDA-approved hormone therapy: Estrogen and progesterone can help regulate hormone levels and reduce symptoms.

  • Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs): These medications can effectively manage hot flashes.

  • Vaginal estrogen: Creams and suppositories treat dryness and urinary issues by restoring moisture and elasticity to the vaginal tissues.

  • Lifestyle changes: Daily exercise and increased water intake can help lessen symptoms.

Make an Appointment Today!

If you are experiencing symptoms related to perimenopause or menopause, call today to schedule an appointment at (800) 737-7900.