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Menopause Management services offered in North Reading, MA

While you can’t prevent menopause from happening, there is help available at Nova Women’s Health when you can’t manage its symptoms on your own. Anju Nayar, MD, FACOG, and the medical team tailor menopause management plans to your unique health challenges. They can prescribe hormone replacement therapy to restore balance in your hormone levels and provide ongoing resources that support your health in the postmenopausal years. Call the North Reading, Massachusetts, office to schedule a menopause management appointment or book a consultation online today. 

Menopause Management Q & A

What is menopause management?

Menopause management includes services to manage uncomfortable symptoms of menopause, the end of your childbearing years when your periods stop for good.

For some women, the natural transition to menopause can be difficult due to the severity of symptoms. These symptoms can affect your physical, mental, emotional, and sexual health.

Nova Women’s Health provides customized menopause management plans to support your journey into your postmenopausal years.

When should I consider menopause management?

The average age for menopause is 54, but many women can start experiencing symptoms in their 30s and 40s. These symptoms are a common part of perimenopause, the transitional years before your periods stop for 12 consecutive months.

During perimenopause, your body slows down its production of estrogen and other reproductive hormones. These hormones are responsible for regulating your periods and many of your other biological functions. The decline in hormones can lead to a range of symptoms, including:

  • Irregular periods
  • Heavy bleeding
  • Hair loss
  • Weight gain
  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Loss of sexual desire

You might also experience mental fog, anxiety, and depression due to hormone fluctuations.

If you struggle to manage your symptoms at home, you should schedule an evaluation at Nova Women’s Health. The providers offer in-office blood tests to evaluate your hormone levels and determine which treatment strategies are an option for you.

What is involved in menopause management?

Your menopause management plan may initially involve lifestyle and diet changes that improve energy levels and prevent weight gain. You might also need to take calcium and other dietary supplements to reduce your risk for osteoporosis resulting from estrogen loss. 

If these changes aren’t enough, you may benefit from a low-dose birth control to regulate your hormone levels. The Nova Women’s Health team can also prescribe hormone replacement therapy (HRT) that uses synthetic hormones to rebalance your natural hormones and ease the worst of your symptoms.

Because perimenopause symptoms can last for several years before you reach menopause, the providers continue to monitor your health over time. They also assess your progress with HRT and can make changes to your treatment plan as needed.

Call Nova Women’s Health to schedule a menopause management consultation or book an appointment online today.