Menopause

Monica Grover, DO -  - Double Board Certified Physician in Family Medicine and Obstetrics

Asira Medical

Monica Grover, DO

Double Board Certified Physician in Family Medicine and Obstetrics located in Yorktown Heights, NY & Manhattan, NY

While menopause is a natural part of a woman’s life, its symptoms can be uncomfortable. At Asira Medical in Yorktown Heights, New York, Dr. Monica Grover provides specialized care to women who are going through menopause. Dr. Grover is board-certified in Family Medicine and Obstetrics. She uses her gynecological expertise to help patients find relief from hot flashes, weight gain, fatigue, and more. If you need help managing your menopause symptoms, call Dr. Grover today or book an appointment online.

Menopause Q & A

What is menopause?

For a woman, menopause is a natural part of aging. Women experience menopause when their menstrual cycles stop and they can no longer become pregnant. Most women begin to undergo menopause in their late 40s or early 50s.

A woman has officially entered menopause when she hasn't had a period for a full year. Many women though may experience irregular periods for several years before their periods finally end. This span of time is known as perimenopause. Perimenopausal women can also experience some of the symptoms of menopause.

What are the symptoms of menopause?

The most noticeable symptom of menopause is usually the absence of your regular menstrual period, but menopause can cause a variety of other symptoms. Women undergoing menopause may experience:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Weight gain
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Joint pain
  • Changes in libido
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Incontinence

Menopause can also cause psychological symptoms. Hormone fluctuations can trigger feelings of anxiety or depression. During menopause, you may suffer from mood swings, or you may have difficulty sleeping.

What treatments can help relieve menopause symptoms?

Menopause is a natural process, and symptoms often disappear after a few years. In the meantime, menopause symptoms can be frustrating or upsetting. Dr. Grover helps you develop a personalized treatment strategy for managing uncomfortable symptoms.

She may recommend medication to relieve symptoms like hot flashes, insomnia, headaches, or fatigue. She offers advice on lifestyle changes that may help you control your weight and feel more energetic.

Many women going through menopause are particularly distressed by the changes to their libido or sex drive. During or after menopause, you may suffer from vaginal dryness or vaginal atrophy. You may find it difficult or even painful to have sex. Dr. Grover offers a variety of treatments for this issue, including hormone therapy.

What is hormone therapy?

Menopause causes your body to produce less estrogen. Low estrogen can trigger symptoms like hot flashes or a reduced sex drive. In some cases, Dr. Grover suggests taking medication to replace any missing estrogen.

Hormone therapy may involve creams, pills, or injections. Treatment options will depend on your lifestyle and individual needs. Dr. Grover can help you explore the treatments options that are best for you.

To learn more about treatments that can provide relief from menopause symptoms, call Dr. Grover today to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online.