Menopause: Reclaim Your Hormonal Balance
At Rockwell Centers for Sexual Medicine & Wellness, we focus on the delicate balance of hormonal health to help women navigate the transformative stages of menopause. Dr. Paul Gittens and members of his staff has been a guiding light for countless women in making a smooth transition into this new phase of life. We provide Effective treatment for menopause.
Menopause Treatment Specialist
We are experts in the treatment of menopause and we offer an vast experience to address the unique challenges. With a record of successful treatments, we are dedicated to providing you with top-tier care and expertise.
Menopause: Reclaim your
Hot flashes, the inability to concentrate, sleeplessness. low libido, pain with sex and mood swings are all signs of menopause. Being able to manage these symptoms under a physician monitored program can be life changing. We are here to help with this transitional stage in life.
Menopause occurs when our ovaries stop releasing eggs and producing female hormones. Loss of the female hormone estrogen can weaken your bones, for example, increase cholesterol levels that contribute to coronary artery disease, cause emotional changes, vaginal changes and urinary tract changes. Other hormones that decrease include testosterone, progesterone and DHEA. Preventive care during the stages of menopause offers an opportunity to improve your quality of life as you age.
What is menopause and what are its effects?
Menopause is a natural biological process that occurs when the ovaries stop releasing eggs and producing female hormones. The loss of estrogen, in particular, can lead to various physical and emotional changes. These changes may include weakened bones, increased cholesterol levels, emotional fluctuations, vaginal alterations, and urinary tract adjustments. Other hormones, such as testosterone, progesterone, and DHEA, also decrease during menopause. Taking a proactive approach to your health during this time can significantly enhance your quality of life as you age.
What Are the Stages of Menopause?
This transitional stage occurs before the ovaries permanently stop releasing eggs but when hormone levels begin to decline. Symptoms can be intermittent and may include hot flashes, night sweats, and irregular periods. Perimenopause typically begins about four years before menopause.
Officially, menopause is declared twelve months after a woman’s last period, marking the end of her reproductive years and a substantial decrease in hormone levels.
What Happens to a Woman’s Hormones as She Ages?
Decrease in Hormone Levels
Hormone Levels Decline: By the age of 50, most women have experienced a decline of around 50% in hormone function for estrogen, progesterone, thyroid, DHEA, melatonin, and growth hormone. Progesterone is one of the first hormones to decrease, starting around age 35, leading to various symptoms such as anxiety, sleep disturbances, PMS, mood swings, irregular periods, and weight gain. Estrogen levels also begin to decrease around age 35, resulting in hot flashes, skin and vaginal dryness, urinary tract issues, bone loss, and cognitive changes. Testosterone levels start declining in the late 30s and onward, contributing to a decreased desire for sex, joint and bone discomfort, muscle weakness, mood swings, anxiety, muscle loss, and weight gain.
At Rockwell Centers, Dr. Gittens takes the time to listen to your concerns and designs an individualized treatment program for you. We believe in a comprehensive approach to address the symptoms of menopause safely and effectively.
Vaginal Atrophy / Vaginal Dryness
Vaginal atrophy refers to the thinning, drying and inflammation of the vagina experienced by many women due to a reduction in estrogen. It is experienced by approximately 50% of women during or after menopause. It can cause symptoms such as: pain during intercourse, vaginal itching and burning, recurrent urinary tract infections, loss of vaginal folds and / or laxity.
Our Approach to Menopause Treatment – Tailored for You
At our Menopause Treatment Center, we invest the time necessary to understand your concerns and develop an individualized treatment program. Dr. Gittens and our team are committed to helping you make a comfortable transition into this new phase of life. Learn more about hormone therapy here.
Treatment Options for Menopause
Non Hormone Replacement Therapy
We utilize a number non hormone replacement therapies to help with menopause and its symptoms.
Hormone Replacement Therapy
Our treatment consists of preventive methods such as modification of diet and exercise routines, life style changes and bio-identical hormone treatment.
MonaLisa Touch Treatment
We’ve had spectacular success treating women suffering from vaginal dryness with the MonaLisa Touch laser treatment. MonaLisa Touch treatment has been proven to successfully treat vaginal atrophy. Learn more about how MonaLisa Touch works.
These are just a few of the treatment modalities available to us. Rediscover balance and well-being with the support of Dr. Gittens and our team. Schedule a consultation today to embark on your journey to a healthier, happier you.
Real Patient Testimonial
“Menopause hit me like a ton of bricks. I was constantly exhausted, my libido was non-existent, and vaginal dryness made intimacy painful. Dr. Gittens provided me with personalized hormone therapy that worked wonders. I never thought I could feel this energized and alive again. Thanks to Dr. Gittens, I’ve embraced this new phase of life with open arms.” – Geyla F.
Our Multiple Locations
Our dedicated services are available at multiple locations for your convenience. You can experience personalized care and expert guidance in the treatment of the symptoms of menopause in Philadelphia, the Lehigh Valley, and New York.
Get a Consult for Menopause Treatment
If you’re experiencing the challenging effects of menopause, it’s crucial to take proactive steps to regain control of your well-being. Our comprehensive evaluation and personalized treatment plans, guided by Dr. Gittens, are here to empower you in embracing this transformative phase of life. We understand the unique challenges and concerns that menopause brings and are committed to helping you not only manage its symptoms but also flourish during this period of change.