They call it the “change of life”—but everybody experiences that change differently. Our specialists can help you understand what to expect and come up with treatment options, alternative options and alternatives to the alternatives to find a plan that works for you, your body and your lifestyle.
Systemic hormone therapy—in the form of pills, patches, gels, creams and sprays— is generally accepted as the most effective treatment for hot flashes, night sweats and other symptoms of menopause. (Low-dose vaginal products are also available to treat vaginal and some urinary symptoms.) Extended use of hormones affects everyone differently, so your Bellin provider will work with you to monitor effectiveness and manage risks.
If you’re otherwise healthy, you’re generally a good candidate for hormone therapy if you:
- Experience moderate to severe hot flashes
- Have lost bone mass and can’t tolerate, or are not responding to, other treatments
- Stopped menstruating or have lost normal ovarian function before age 40
Emotional and Sexual Health
Changes can be stressful, and menopause can put a lot of stress on relationships and emotional well-being. Bellin’s experts know how it works and are ready to coach you through the challenges you encounter during menopause. Specialists with expertise in medical and psychological support can help you and your partner understand the change and approach it in a healthy way. And we can work with you to find medications and procedures to help with any sexual health issues that arise, to keep your life and relationships as stress-free as possible during a challenging time.