If you have stopped having regular menstrual periods, you have entered menopause. You may experience symptoms such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness, mood swings and problems sleeping. Your hormone levels are changing and your body is going through both emotional and physical changes. Once you have stopped having menstrual periods for one continuous year, menopause will be complete.
Jefferson gynecologists are experts in helping women cope with all of the changes that occur during menopause and will suggest treatment options to help reduce the symptoms of menopause that are right for you. These may include estrogen therapy, hormone replacement therapy, nutrition and exercise suggestions.
Menopause and Osteoporosis
During menopause, the amount of estrogen your body produces drops rapidly, leaving you susceptible to osteoporosis. If estrogen replacement therapy is not suitable for you or you are experiencing bone loss, consult the experts of Jefferson's Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment Program, who provide multidisciplinary care coordinated with your referring physician.
Established in 1992, the Program was the first in the Philadelphia region. We offer state-of-the-art DEXA technology and vertebral fracture assessment, a key tool in the assessment of osteoporosis severity.
Menopause and Hormone Replacement Therapy
The Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine also has a Hormone Replacement Therapy program that incorporates "bio-identical" hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for both women and men to treat the symptoms of menopause and andropause (male menopause).