Frequently Asked Questions - Menopause and Hormone Replacement Therapy
Menopause is the end of menstruation, and typically occurs between the ages of 47-55, although perimenopause may begin years earlier. Many women experience irregular periods, vaginal dryness, night sweats or sleep problems indicating they are entering the transition to menopause. Blood tests to measure hormone levels to determine if you are experiencing menopause may be done, if necessary.
Replacement hormones may be used to treat symptoms of menopause and prevent or at least postpone some of the symptoms from the lack of estrogen. We work individually with each patient to determine the most effective treatment, which may or may not include hormone replacement therapy.
Continue using your birth control method for a year after your final period.