Menopause And Hormone Therapy Specialist

Women to Women OB GYN Care

Board Certified Obstetrics & Gynecologist located in Hollywood, FL

While some women sail through menopause with ease, others struggle through years of life-altering side effects, with most women falling somewhere in between. If the aftermath of menopause is having an impact on your quality of life, Dr. Shrusan Gray and Dr. Svetlana Maslyak at Women to Women OB GYN Care in Hollywood, Florida, can help. Using innovative laser treatments and hormone therapies, Dr. Gray and Dr. Maslyak help women enjoy their postmenopausal years. To learn more, call or schedule an appointment online today.

Menopause and Hormone Therapy Q & A

Women to Women OB GYN Care

What is menopause?

Menopause is the transition between your reproductive years and your nonreproductive years. Once you’ve no longer had your period for 12 months in a row, you’re considered to be in menopause. Most women make this transition in their late 40s or early 50s.

While the definition of menopause may be simple enough, what isn’t simple is the effect that this transition can have on your health and wellness. No two women experience menopause alike as some are more sensitive to the drop in reproductive hormones than others.

The bottom line, however, is that gone are the days when women simply gritted their teeth and soldiered through. Women to Women OB GYN Care has new treatments and therapies that address quality-of-life issues after menopause.

What are the symptoms of menopause?

Menopause is marked by a drop in reproductive hormones, namely estrogen and progesterone, which can drive a number of symptoms, including:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Changes in mood
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Incontinence
  • Weight gain
  • Thinning hair
  • Poor tissue health

While some women experience just a few of these symptoms for a very short time, others may struggle with severe symptoms for years.

How can menopause be treated?

When it comes to treating the effects of menopause, your doctor at Women to Women OB GYN Care tailors a plan for your unique situation. In some cases, Dr. Gray or Dr. Maslyak may recommend hormone replacement therapy. Since the loss of hormones causes most of the quality-of-life issues, it makes sense that restoring your hormone levels may also restore your quality of life.

There are different types of hormone replacement therapies, and your doctor picks one that’s best for your situation and your goals, making any necessary adjustments after you’ve started.

Another great treatment for the symptoms of menopause that affect vaginal health is the MonaLisa TouchⓇ laser system. These laser treatments restore tissue health, which helps with vaginal dryness and incontinence.

There are a number of other treatments that can address your problems symptom by symptom, and your doctor reviews these with you to find the best plan for your situation.

If the effects of menopause are wreaking havoc on your life, call Women to Women OB GYN Care or use the online scheduling tool to book an appointment today.