Expert Care & Support for the Stages of Menopause
Menopause is the permanent end of menstruation. It represents a transition into a new phase in life, and can impact a woman’s health and well-being.
Board-certified gynecologists, certified nurse practitioners and women’s behavioral health specialists at University Hospitals offer expert care, education and support for women throughout all stages of menopause, including:
- Perimenopause: The transitional period when estrogen and hormone levels begin to rapidly change and symptoms, such as hot flashes, mood changes, sleep disruptions, changes in the menstrual pattern and vaginal dryness begin to appear.
- Menopause: The time when menstruation and reproductive functions stop.
- Post menopause: The stage after menopause when symptoms or issues may continue or new symptoms could occur.
Certified Menopause Experts
With training and credentialing through the North American Menopause Society, our certified menopause practitioners are experienced in managing menopause symptoms to ease women through this transition.
For women experiencing issues such as vaginal dryness, pain during sex, hot flashes, mood changes, difficulty with memory, brain fog or difficulty sleeping, we offer expertise along with novel treatments and therapies.
We have the experience and expertise to help women in every stage of menopause.
Multidisciplinary Approach to Menopausal Care
University Hospitals streamlines the process of exploring menopause symptoms and treatment options with our Menopause Clinic, one of only a handful of dedicated programs across the nation. The program offers a multidisciplinary approach to individualized menopause care, featuring:
- Treatment of symptoms, such as hot flashes, with hormone and non-hormone therapies
- Education and support groups
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Therapy for sexual and vulvovaginal concerns
Group Education to Better Understand Menopause
We know that the menopause experience often feels isolating and abnormal to many women. University Hospitals is changing that with the only Menopause Discussion Group in the region. At these collaborative, small group meetings led by our team of menopause experts, we discuss a range of topics, such as:
- Changes associated with menopause
- Hormone and non-hormone treatments for menopause
- Cancer fears
- Relationship issues
- Sexual function
- Health issues related to midlife transition
To learn more about the group education program, please call 216-983-5640.