Menopause Specialist

Harlem Esthetic Rejuvenation Center

General Gynecology & Minimally Invasive Surgery & Allergy Testing & Immunotherapy Clinic located in Harlem, New York, NY

Menopause is a normal part of life, but that doesn’t mean you need to suffer through unbearable symptoms. OB/GYN Ededet Udo, MD, FACOG, and the team at Harlem Esthetic Rejuvenation Center provide menopause management services at their location in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City. To learn how you can transition through menopause with ease, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Menopause Q & A

What is menopause?

Menopause marks the end to your menstrual periods and your child-bearing years. You officially reach menopause after you’ve gone 12 months without a period. This can happen any time in your 40s or 50s, but the average age for menopause in the United States is 51.

The months and years leading up to your last period are known as perimenopause. This is the transition period that many women refer to as “going through menopause.” During perimenopause, your hormone levels may vary unexpectedly. After menopause, your hormone levels decrease dramatically. 

What are the symptoms of menopause?

The changes in hormones associated with menopause cause a variety of symptoms. Common symptoms include:

  • Irregular periods
  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Difficulty sleeping 
  • Decreased interest in sex
  • Mood swings and irritability
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Painful intercourse
  • Thinning hair and dry skin
  • Weight gain

Menopause also causes your body to change in less noticeable ways. Declining levels of the hormone estrogen increases your risk of several diseases, such as osteoporosis, stroke, and heart disease. Many women also experience urinary incontinence after menopause. 

When should I see a doctor for menopause?

It’s important to see your provider at Harlem Esthetic Rejuvenation Center for preventive care before, during, and after your transition to menopause. They counsel you on how to stay healthy through menopause and beyond. They may recommend preventive screening tests, such as bone density testing and mammograms. 

You should call Harlem Esthetic Rejuvenation Center right away if you have severe symptoms or concerns, such as abnormal uterine bleeding after menopause. 

How are menopause symptoms treated?

Menopause typically doesn’t require medical treatment. However, if your symptoms are severe enough to affect your quality of life, the team at Harlem Esthetic Rejuvenation Center can help. 

They offer hormone replacement therapy to relieve a variety of menopause symptoms, including hot flashes and night sweats. Hormone therapy replaces the hormones your body no longer makes with artificial ones. But hormone replacement therapy isn’t right for everyone.

Certain menopause symptoms, such as vaginal dryness and incontinence, may resolve with VotivaⓇ radiofrequency treatment. This nonsurgical procedure painlessly revitalizes the tissues in your vagina. 

To learn more about coping with menopause symptoms, call Harlem Esthetic Rejuvenation Center, or book an appointment online today.