Board Certified Gynecologist located in West Bloomfield, MI

Menopause services in West Bloomfield Township, MI

Menopause is a normal and expected stage of life, but the hormonal changes that come with menopause can cause symptoms that disrupt your life. Board-certified gynecologist Jeffrey Obron, MD, in West Bloomfield Township, Michigan, is a certified menopausal clinician and an expert in perimenopause and menopause. He takes a holistic and personalized approach to menopause, offering traditional and alternative treatments. Call today or book an appointment online.

My periods are irregular. When am I in menopause?

Menopause is when you stop menstruating altogether. You officially reach menopause when you go an entire year without your period. On average, women reach menopause around age 51. It occurs because your ovaries stop making estrogen, the hormone that controls the menstrual cycle.

Before menopause, you go through a transitional period called perimenopause. During this stage, estrogen production fluctuates. An irregular period is one of the first signs of perimenopause and may start in your 30s or 40s. 

What types of symptoms can I expect with menopause?

Menopause symptoms vary but usually start during perimenopause. Hot flashes are a common symptom, affecting about 80% of people during menopause. Other symptoms you may have during perimenopause and menopause include:

  • Night sweats
  • Mood changes
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Fatigue
  • Low libido
  • Vaginal dryness (vaginal atrophy)
  • Pain during vaginal sex

Some people may not have any symptoms or their symptoms are mild and go unnoticed. 

When should I seek gynecology care for menopause?

Dr. Obron recommends scheduling a consultation if you have any perimenopause or menopause symptoms. These symptoms indicate your body is going through a change, and Dr. Obron can answer any questions you have and provide treatments to alleviate symptoms.

Dr. Obron listens intently to your concerns, performs a physical exam, and runs lab work to check hormone levels. 

You don’t have to wait until you have symptoms to discuss perimenopause and menopause with Dr. Obron. He may start talking to you about the change of life at your annual well-woman exam, so you know what to expect.

What treatments can improve my menopause symptoms?

Dr. Obron provides individualized care for the treatment of menopause, creating plans that allow you to continue to live your life to the fullest. He provides thorough explanations of your treatment options and customizes your plan, which may include:

  • Traditional hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
  • Bioidentical hormone supplements
  • Natural nutritional support
  • Dietary changes
  • An exercise program
  • Stress reduction therapy

As a certified menopausal clinician, Dr. Obron stays on top of the latest research and treatments for menopause so you get a safe and effective plan.

Call Jeffrey Obron, MD, today or book your menopause consultation online.