Morning Rounds: Menopause

The Morning Show

Dr. Daniel Deem from Christie Clinic joins the Morning Show for this week’s Morning Rounds and he’s discuss the symptoms of menopause and had to deal with them.

Menopause is signaled by 12 months since last menstruation.  Common symptoms include hot flashes and vaginal dryness. 

There may also be sleep disturbances. The combination of these symptoms can cause anxiety or depression.

Menopause is a natural process with treatments that focus on symptomatic relief. Vaginal dryness is treated with topical lubricants or estrogens. Medications aimed at reducing the severity and frequency of hot flashes include venlafaxine and gabapentin. 

In special circumstances, oral hormone therapy may be prescribed.

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