Hamptons OB/GYN | Menopausal Years Onward
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Menopausal Years Onward
The prefix "peri" means "around" in latin. The perimenopause encompasses the time period around menopause when reduced estrogen levels may result in menopause-related symptoms. One full year after the last menses women are considered to be in menopause. The transition into menopause can be troublesome for some women secondary to hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, insomnia, and mood disturbances. The goal is to promote health by monitoring wellness screenings and optimize well being by considering all available therapies including conventional HRT, alternative therapies, as well as bioidentical hormones. This can be accomplished by individualizing care, taking into account the woman's risk/benefit profile, her treatment goals and symptoms that may affect quality of life. The menopause is an optimal time to encourage health and make informed decisions about life-style changes that may reduce chronic diseases and help reduce menopause-related symptoms.

In addition to the annual evaluation and issues:
  • Encourage Calcium intake 600 mg twice daily and exercise to decrease bone loss
  • Repeat Bone Density (Dexa Scan) approximately every other year if bone loss is present
  • Colonoscopy approximately every five years
  • Follow up with primary care for medical screening
  • Address issues such as vaginal dryness, urinary frequency or incontinence, sexual function problems
  • Counsel Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) if indicated