Menopausal Solutions

Menopausal Solutions Specialist
The onset of menopause can include a change in the pattern of periods, hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, and mood swings. Our providers are menopause experts. Patients in Wichita, Kansas can visit our providers at the Center for Women’s Health for solutions to challenging menopausal symptoms.

Menopausal Solutions Q & A

Center for Women's Health

What is menopause?

Menopause is a normal condition marking the end of a woman’s reproductive period which describes the changes a woman goes through before or after she stops menstruating. The process of menopause is gradual, and each woman's transition is a different experience. The average age menopause begins is 51. However, menopause can also occur as early as the 30s or as late as the 60s.

What are the symptoms of menopause?

Symptoms of menopause differ from patient to patient. Dr. Breit can run a battery of tests to rule out which symptoms are being caused by menopause. Some symptoms associated with menopause include a struggle to focus, irregular periods, lower fertility, vaginal dryness, hot flashes, night sweats, disturbed sleep, urinary problems, and moodiness.

What are the treatments for menopause?

Specific treatments depend on the individual symptoms, medical history, and preferences. Some options include:

  • Low-dose antidepressants – Certain medications have been shown to decrease menopausal hot flashes.
  • Omega-3 – Research has shown that Omega-3 can ease psychological distress and depressive symptoms.
  • Gabapentin (Neurontin) - This is a medication effective in the treatment of hot flashes.
  • Clonidine (Catapres) – A medicine for the treatment of hot flashes that patients take orally or as a patch on the skin.
  • Osteoporosis treatments
  • Vaginal estrogen – Used for vaginal dryness, a common symptom associated with menopause, it can be applied locally using a tablet, ring, or cream. This medication can also effectively treat discomfort during intercourse, as well as some urinary problems.
  • Exercise - Exercise during menopause has many different benefits such as preventing weight gain; strengthening bones; reducing the risk of cancer; and boosting general mood.
  • HRT (hormone replacement therapy) – HRT can be very effective for treatment of the various symptoms associated with menopause.

Dr. Breit has extensive experience in the treatment of menopause. Visit her offices to find out how the Center for Women’s Health can help women find relief from menopause.

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Center for Women's Health
10111 E. 21st North
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Wichita, KS 67206