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menopause care

Perimenopause / Menopause Care

Full scope perimenopause and menopause care includes:

  • Full evaluation and examination based on NAMS Menopause Health Questionnaire
  • Vasomotor symptom management and treatment with FDA approved hormone therapy (HT). Vasomotor symptoms (VMS) include hot flashes and night sweats.
  • Genitourinary symptom management and treatment. Genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) includes both vulvovaginal and urinary symptoms.
    • Vulvovaginal symptoms:
      – Vaginal dryness
      – Vaginal and/or vulvar irritation, itching, and burning
      – Painful sex
      – Bleeding with sex
    • Urinary symptoms
      – Frequency, urgency, painful urination
      – Urinary incontinence
      – Disruptive urination at night
      – Recurrent urinary tract infections
  • Osteoporosis prevention and treatment
  • Female sexual function including hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD; low libido), arousal disorders, and sexual pain disorders
  • Preventative health and wellness screenings including orders for mammograms and DEXA scans
  • Referral for pelvic floor therapy as well as urogynecology as indicated
  • Screenings for depression and anxiety

 

What are the options for perimenopause and menopause care?

Menopause is a natural biological process that marks the end of a woman’s reproductive years. It is characterized by a decline in hormone production, particularly estrogen. While menopause can bring about various symptoms such as vasomotor symptoms, mood swings, and changes in sleep patterns, evidence-based hormone therapy has been shown to be safe and effective in managing these symptoms. A Menopause Society Certified Practitioner provides a thorough assessment of current and past medical issues along with current symptoms to determine the most suitable treatment options, with shared decision-making, that are tailored to individual needs.