Menopause Specialist

The Childbirth and Women's Wellness Center

Certified Nurse Midwives located in Clifton, NJ

The changes in hormone levels can make the transition phase to menopause very difficult due to several symptoms during and after the change, but Lonnie Morris, CNM, ND, FACNM, Kate Keller, MSN, CNM and the team at The Childbirth and Women's Wellness Center can help. They offer menopause management services to women living in Northern New Jersey and New York . To learn how you can manage your menopause symptoms, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Menopause Q & A

What is menopause?

Menopause is a normal part of life that occurs when you haven't had a period for at least 12 months. This marks the permanent end of your menstrual cycle and means you can no longer get pregnant. 

The average age for menopause to occur in the United States is 52. However, the months and years leading up to menopause involve rising and falling hormone levels that cause symptoms and noticeable changes in your body. This period is called perimenopause, and it's what most women are referring to when they talk about going through menopause. 

What are common menopause symptoms?

As you transition to menopause, changes in your hormone levels can disrupt your menstrual cycle and cause symptoms. Common symptoms that women experience during and after menopause include:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Vaginal itching
  • Irregular periods
  • Problems sleeping (insomnia)
  • Mood changes
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Increased urinary tract infections
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Decreased interest in sex
  • Pain during sex
  • Weight gain

Just because these symptoms are common doesn't mean you need to suffer through them. Many menopause symptoms interfere with your quality of life, affect your personal routine, and impact romantic relationships. Fortunately, the team at The Childbirth and Women's Wellness Center can help. They can create a plan to manage your unique menopause symptoms. 

How are menopause symptoms treated?

First, your provider reviews your medical history and performs a physical exam. They spend as much time as you need discussing your symptoms and concerns before developing a personalized treatment plan for your specific menopause symptoms. 

Depending on your needs, your menopause management plan may include:

  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • Dietary supplements
  • Changes to your diet
  • Exercising regularly
  • Meditation or yoga

These interventions can help mitigate unpleasant symptoms associated with menopause, ultimately improving your quality of life. 

To find relief from your menopause symptoms, call The Childbirth and Women's Wellness Center, or book an appointment online today.