What is menopause?
Menopause is the permanent end of a woman’s menstrual periods. Menopause occurs naturally, or it can be caused by surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation. As women age, the levels of estrogen, progesterone, testosterone and other hormones can change, and these changes are major factors in contributing to menopause.
How will we determine if I am going through Menopause?
Dr. Cohen believes that the undesirable symptoms of menopause can be relieved through integrative treatments. Dr. Cohen gives her patients suffering from menopause a blood test that can determine the levels of hormones, neurotransmitters and blood sugars present in the body. Once these levels are established, Dr. Cohen works with her patients to determine the best treatment plan, which may include lifestyle and dietary changes, and in some cases, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.
Absence of menstrual period
Hot flahses and night sweats
Stiff or painful joints
Mood changes - depression, anxiety, and/or irritability