Menopause Management Specialist

Gresham Women's Healthcare, PC

OB-GYN located in Gresham, OR

As unpleasant as its symptoms can be for many women, menopause is a natural occurrence for women as they get older. The good news is that at Gresham Women's Healthcare, women can receive advanced treatments to help them manage and relieve their symptoms so they can lead healthier, more comfortable lives. As a top OB/GYN practice in Gresham, Oregon, Gresham's Women's Healthcare offers women the broadest array of options for their menopause care, with treatment tailored to suit each patient’s unique needs.

Menopause Management Q & A

What kinds of symptoms does perimenopause cause?

Perimenopause can cause a wide array of symptoms that can range from mild to severe. Some of the most common symptoms of perimenopause include:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Irritability and moodiness
  • Abnormal periods
  • Vaginal dryness or itching or burning sensations in or around the vagina
  • Loss of interest in sex
  • Problems focusing
  • Weight gain
  • Hair growth on the face
  • Thinning hair on the head
  • Painful intercourse
  • Tender or itchy breasts or nipples

Some women will have many symptoms, while others will have very few symptoms before their periods finally end. Women who experience any of these symptoms should schedule an office visit to ensure that it’s menopause and not another underlying issue that’s causing the symptoms.

How is menopause treated?

Menopause itself can’t be treated or cured, but the symptoms can. Some women opt for treatments designed to address specific symptoms, like vaginal creams to reduce dryness and irritation and reduce pain during intercourse.

Other women choose hormone replacement therapy (HRT). HRT replaces some of the hormones naturally produced by the body with synthetic hormones designed to relieve multiple symptoms. HRT may also help women reduce their risks for osteoporosis and heart disease, both of which become more common once a woman is in menopause.

Insurance Providers

We accept major PPO and HMO insurance plans. If you have additional questions, please give us a call and we will be happy to answer them.

Anthem Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield
First Choice Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Health Net
Moda Health
Premera Blue Cross
Regence BCBS