Beth and Howard Braver, MD
Internal Medicine located in Aventura, FL & Hollywood, FL
Every woman can expect to go through menopause. For some women, the transition into this natural phase of life isn’t smooth. At Beth and Howard Braver, MD, in Aventura and Hollywood, Florida, the compassionate medical team offers comprehensive care to help you through your menopause transition and address symptoms that disrupt your life. Whether you’re interested in hormone replacement therapy or need emotional support on your journey to menopause, schedule an appointment today. You can book online, visit as a walk-in, or schedule an appointment by calling Beth and Howard Braver, MD, today.
What is menopause?
Menopause is a natural phase of a woman’s life where periods stop for good, which signals the end of your childbearing years. The years leading up to menopause, known as perimenopause, can begin as early as your late 30s and last until you go 12 consecutive months without a period.
During your transition to menopause, you can experience a wide variety of symptoms due to the fluctuations in your reproductive hormones, especially a reduction in estrogen. Some women have symptoms that become severe enough to interfere with their quality of life.
What are the symptoms of menopause?
Menopause-related symptoms can affect your physical, emotional, and mental health. Some of the most common symptoms of menopause include:
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Mood swings
- Painful sex
- Irregular periods
- Difficulties concentrating
- Vaginal dryness and irritation
You may also notice that you have increased difficulty falling or staying asleep.
If your menopause-related symptoms become severe enough to affect your life at work or home, there are treatment options available to help ease the transition into your post-menopausal years.
How is menopause treated?
While there’s no way to stop menopause, there are ways the medical team at Beth and Howard Braver, MD, can ease your symptoms.
For many women, hormone replacement therapy is effective in rebalancing hormone levels and resolving symptoms like night sweats and mood swings. Your doctor determines the type and dosage of hormones you need to feel better after a review of your symptoms and medical history.
Since hormone replacement therapy isn’t right for everyone, your Beth and Howard Braver, MD, provider works closely with you on treatments to ease symptoms if you can’t tolerate hormones. You may benefit from changes to your diet and lifestyle and use of over-the-counter products to reduce painful sex and boost your concentration.
Mental health care
Your Beth and Howard Braver, MD, provider may also offer recommendations for talk therapy to help you cope with the many changes your body goes through. They can coordinate your care to ensure you have the physical and emotional support you need as you transition into life after menopause.
If you’re looking for compassionate help to address symptoms of menopause, schedule a consultation at Beth and Howard Braver, MD, today by phone or through the online booking tool. You can also visit the office nearest you as a walk in.