Menopause Specialist

Manhattan Women's Health & Tribeca Women's Health

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Upper East Side & Tribeca, New York, NY

Menopause brings many changes to a woman’s life. Physical and emotional symptoms caused by declining hormone levels can affect your quality of life, personal relationships, and your ability to enjoy intimacy. The caring, compassionate gynecologists at Manhattan Women’s Health and Tribeca Women’s Health design customized treatment plans to help you manage debilitating menopause symptoms. With offices in Tribeca and the Upper East Side of New York City, the team partners with you to find solutions that help you feel like yourself again. To schedule an evaluation for menopause management, call the clinic nearest you, or book online today.

Menopause Q & A

When does menopause begin?

Menopause is the time in a woman’s life when her periods cease and her fertility ends. Natural menopause generally begins when you’re in your late 40s to early 50s, but it does start earlier in many women. 

Before entering menopause, your body goes through perimenopause. During this time, hormone levels decline, your periods may become lighter and irregular. When you haven’t had a period for 12 months, you’ve officially entered menopause. 

If you have both of your ovaries surgically removed, you immediately enter menopause Whether you experience natural or surgical menopause, you experience a drop in levels of progesterone and estrogen. Decreased production of these hormones is thought to be the cause of most menopause symptoms. 

What are the symptoms of menopause?

Many women experience menopause symptoms, but which symptoms are present and the severity of symptoms varies greatly between individuals. Some women don’t experience symptoms at all. 

Most women experience the most common menopause symptoms to some degree. These include:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Decreased libido
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Vaginal atrophy
  • Painful sex
  • Insomnia

Menopause can also have an effect on your mental processing and emotional wellbeing. You may have difficulty with your memory and concentration, irritability, depression, or anxiety during menopause. 

What is the treatment for menopause symptoms?

The compassionate physicians at Manhattan Women’s Health and Tribeca Women’s Health partner with women to help them manage their symptoms during menopause. They provide information to empower you to choose the treatment options that are best for your individual needs.

Some options for menopause management include:

  • Vaginal estrogen creams
  • Medications to address insomnia

Manhattan Women’s Health and Tribeca Women’s Health offer vaginal revitalization treatments that can help improve vaginal dryness using the innovative radiofrequency technology of ThermiVa® or TempSure™ Vitalia.

How can I stay healthy during menopause?

It’s important to remember that menopause itself isn’t an illness. However, it does increase your risk for some conditions, such as heart disease and osteoporosis. 

Regular well-woman exams and other preventive care visits are essential during and after menopause. Maintaining a healthy diet and an active lifestyle helps promote overall health, and can help to reduce menopause symptoms as well.

To gain control over your symptoms and your life, schedule an appointment at Manhattan Women’s Health or Tribeca Women’s Health by calling the clinic nearest you or making an appointment online.