Menopause is a natural occurrence that takes place in every woman's life. The process usually takes place between the ages of 45 to 55 years, with the average age of the last menstrual period at age 51. During menopause, women produce less estrogen and menstrual periods stop. Decreasing estrogen levels or lack of estrogen can cause bothersome symptoms in some women. Dr. Robert Chaitin understands that these symptoms are real and offers the full range of effective solutions for menopause management to make this stage of life more comfortable.
Estrogen reductions can cause hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and osteoporosis (bone density loss). The decision to treat the symptoms of menopause is individualized and personal. Dr. Chaitin genuinely listens to concerns and takes the time to explain menopause management options in terms that women can understand. Hormones, such as estrogen and progesterone can help, and Dr. Chaitin helps women determine the best course for safe short-term symptom management.
Dr. Chaitin will carefully explain the risks and benefits of each to help his patients make informed decisions. Dr. Chaitin can also recommend lifestyle changes and exercises to help keep bones strong and reduce the risk of broken bones.