Menopause Specialist

The Woman’s Center

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery located in Mesa, AZ and serving the greater Phoenix, AZ area.

Menopause is unavoidable, but the uncomfortable symptoms that go along with it — vaginal dryness, hot flashes, and mood swings — are certainly treatable. If your menopause symptoms are starting to take over your life, Ryan Stratford, MD, MBA, FACOG, and Kelly Kantartzis, MD, MS, FACOG, at The Woman’s Center can help. Book your menopause evaluation at this state-of-the-art Mesa, Arizona, clinic directly through the website. You can also call the Phoenix-area office to schedule.

Menopause

What is menopause?

Menopause marks the end of your reproductive years. It’s a time in your life when your ovaries gradually reduce estrogen and progesterone hormone production and your monthly menstrual periods stop.

Your doctor may confirm menopause if you’ve gone at least 12 consecutive months without a period. Usually, this occurs right around age 52. 

But perimenopause, the years leading up to menopause, can occur anytime in your late 30s or throughout your 40s. During this time, you’re likely going to start experiencing menopause-related symptoms. 

 

Do I need treatment for menopause?

Yes! Even if your menopause symptoms don’t seem too troublesome now, they can worsen over time. Plus, the drop in hormones affects your activity and future health. 

The expert urogynecologists at The Woman’s Center encourage you to come in for an evaluation if you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Disinterest in sex (low libido)
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Difficulty sleeping 
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Mood swings
  • Weight gain 
  • Hot flashes 
  • Irritability 

These symptoms can affect your daily life, work, and even personal relationships. But don’t worry; the compassionate team at The Woman’s Center can help, so you can restore your quality of life. 

 

How is menopause treated?

Your menopause treatment plan is entirely tailored to you, your lifestyle, and the severity of your symptoms. The Woman’s Center provides personalized hormone replacement therapy (HRT) treatment plans. Depending on your treatment plan, these formularies can come in:

  • Vaginal suppositories
  • Oral medications
  • Topical creams
  • Patches 

The urogynecology team at The Woman’s Center can even perform minimally invasive procedures to implant pelvic slings for urinary incontinence, make repairs to reestablish vaginal support, and more. 

Rest assured, you can experience relief from unbearable menopause-related symptoms once you get started on treatment. 

Schedule your menopause exam at The Woman’s Center today. You can conveniently book your appointment either online or over the phone. 

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