Menopause is defined as a woman’s final menstrual period.  It is a normal, natural event associated with reduced functioning of the ovaries, resulting in lower levels of ovarian hormones (primarily estrogen).  Menopause affects each woman differently. As a meonpause practitioner, Dr. Ahmed will help you create a personalized treatment plan for this transitional stage of your life.

Treatment options include:

  • FDA approved bio-identical hormones
  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • Mood/self image therapy
  • Non-hormonal therapy
  • Natural herbal supplement therapy

Common symptoms that can start around the onset of menopause include:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Irregular periods
  • Change in sexual desire
  • Vaginal and urinary problems
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Weight gain

Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones lose density (calcium and minerals) that causes bones to fracture easily resulting in pain and debilitation.  It is more common in post-menopausal women.  The most common bones affected are the spine, hips and wrists.  In the early stages of osteoporosis you might not experience any symptoms.

Treatment options include:

  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • Oral medication: Fosamax, Boniva, Actonel
  • Injection therapy: Prolia, Reclast, Forteo

Osteoporosis risk factors include:

  • Postmenopause after age 50
  • Premature menopause before age 40
  • Smoking and alcohol abuse
  • Caucasion or Asian decent
  • Family history of fracture
  • Maternal history of osteoporosis
  • Low calcium and vitamin D intake
  • Low body weight
  • Inactive lifestyle

Talk to your doctor about osteoporosis if you have experienced or noticed any of the following signs or symptoms:

  • Back pain
  • Loss of height over time
  • Bone fractures that occur more easily than expected
  • Stooped posture