Menopause is a natural event in the life of every woman and usually occurs around the age of 51 years. It is defined when a woman has had her last menstrual period. As the population continues to age, more and more women will be entering menopause in the decades to come. Menopause produces important changes in a woman´s body due to the decrease in ovarian hormone production including estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. These changes, which can be both physical and emotional, can cause discomfort for many but not all women. Common physical changes include hot flushes, genitourinary syndrome of the menopause (includes vaginal dryness and painful sex as well as urinary incontinence which can cause sexual dysfunction), dry and aging skin, dry eyes, hair loss, joint pain, abdominal weight gain and increased bloating and gas. Common emotional or cognitive changes include increased anxiety and depression, insomnia, difficulties concentrating, memory loss or forgetfulness and decreased libido.

As a certified practitioner of NAMS (North American Menopause Society) as well as a member of the IMS (International Menopause Society) we provide expert integrative and individualized care to our patients at this special time in their lives. We always start with natural treatments as well as lifestyle changes and behavioral therapies. Some patients will require temporary hormonal therapy to ease their symptoms. We assess and treat other aspects of women´s health during menopause, including weight control, sexuality, urinary incontinence, depression, breast health and risk for breast cancer, osteoporosis, and cardiovascular health, and all of which can be impacted by estrogen deficiency.

We provide complete guidelines for:

  • Natural Plant based Remedies to treat menopausal symptoms
  • Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
  • Exercise Plans
  • Complementary and Integrative treatments
    • Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Weight gain in Menopause
    • Optimal diet for women in menopause
    • Progressive and balanced weight loss regimens
  • Importance of certain minerals and supplements in the menopausal diet
  • Depression
  • Energy boosting tips
  • Insomnia
  • Genitourinary Syndrome
  • Sexuality in Menopause