Menopause marks a significant transition in a woman’s life, and for many women the changes can be symptomatic and inconvenient. At Rejuv Gynecology and Obstetrics located in Jersey City and Cranford, New Jersey, Edsel Antonio, DO, and Farzana Alekseyeva, DO, provide evaluation and treatment during the transition through menopause. Call the office or book an appointment online if you’re going through menopause to receive expert support and health guidance.
Menopause is defined as the time when a woman’s fertility ends. It is diagnosed when women stops getting her periods for 12 months straight. The average age of menopause is 51 years old but some women may go through it sooner, and some later. There is a period called perimenopause which can start around 5 years before but as early as 10 years before menopause where women can experience some of the symptoms associated with menopause.
Menopause is a natural process and doesn’t require “treatment.” However, if you have symptoms of menopause that interfere with your quality of life, treatments are available.
At Rejuv Gynecology and Obstetrics, Drs. Antonio and Alekseyeva offer bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to bring your hormone levels into balance and help relieve menopausal symptoms. You may also benefit from ThermiVa®, a radiofrequency device that generates collagen in the vaginal area and increases circulation — thereby reducing symptoms such as vaginal dryness and mild incontinence. Women who suffer from urinary incontinence may benefit from the EMSella chair, an FDA-cleared non-invasive chair to treat urinalysis incontinence. Finally, there is the O-Shot which can increase the sensitivity to the clitoris and G-spot and improve intimacy.
In addition to symptoms that occur as your hormones change, your risk of certain health conditions increases. Decreases in estrogen that occur with menopause can heighten your risk of:
As you move through menopause, Drs. Antonio and Alekseyeva at Rejuv Gynecology and Obstetrics help you manage these health changes.
To learn how the team at Rejuv Gynecology and Obstetrics can help you as you transition through menopause, call the office or book an appointment using the online tool.