Menopause services offered in Douglaston, Little Neck, Great Neck, Queens, NYC, Little Neck, NY

Menopause is a natural time of transition in a woman’s life, but that doesn’t mean you have to accept the resulting changes as inevitable. Board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist Dr. Meryl E. Kahan, MD, of SheMD, serving the Little Neck and Douglaston neighborhoods of Queens, New York City, New York, in addition to the Great Neck area of Nassau County, is here to help you feel more comfortable during this phase. Book a visit online or call the office to check appointment availability.

Menopause Q & A

What is menopause?

Menopause is a natural transition out of your reproductive years. Most women begin menopause around the ages of 45-55. The transition can last anywhere from 7-14 years. Some women notice very few changes during menopause. Others experience several challenging symptoms. 

Technically, menopause does not begin until 12 months have passed since your last period. Many women, however, begin experiencing symptoms far earlier. 

Menopause often arrives at a time in your life when your obligations at work, at home, and within your family are beginning to subside. This is an exciting time for many women, and you deserve to experience these years without the hassle of troublesome symptoms.  

While menopause is not a sickness and is a perfectly normal part of life, there’s no need to live with uncomfortable or disruptive changes when treatment can help. 

What are some signs I might be experiencing menopause?

Understanding the signs of menopause helps you know when it’s time to seek care. Some of the indications you might be entering or within menopause include:

  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Brain fog
  • Irritability
  • Sleep disruption
  • Dry skin
  • Headaches
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Lack of interest in sex

These are just a few of the signs of menopause. If you find yourself altering your routines or worrying about these changes, schedule a visit at SheMD to explore treatment options. 

Are there treatments to help manage menopause symptoms?

Hormone replacement therapy is the primary treatment for menopause symptoms. Most of the changes brought on during menopause stem from declining hormone production. Supplementing those hormones with synthetic versions can restore optimal balance and eliminate many menopause symptoms. 

There are numerous ways to receive hormone therapy. Dr. Kahan works with you to find the right course of action for your unique set of needs. It takes time for hormone therapy to work, so be patient as you move through the process, and rest assured you have the full support of the SheMD team during your journey. 

If you’re only experiencing limited symptoms like headaches or mood issues, you may only need to treat those symptoms. 

When you’re ready to get started, call the office to book a visit or schedule online in just a few clicks.