Menopause treatment - Renew Clinic

Menopause is a natural transition that most women experience between the ages of 45-55 as their menstrual cycles begin to slow down and eventually stop completely. This marks the end of a woman's reproductive years and is caused by declining estrogen and progesterone levels produced by the ovaries. While menopause is a normal part of aging, it can lead to some unpleasant symptoms due to hormone changes. Common symptoms include hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, anxiety, fatigue, insomnia, mood changes, and loss of libido. Some women also experience more severe symptoms like heart palpitations, joint pain, headaches, and even depression. The good news is there are safe and effective menopause treatments available to alleviate symptoms and help women transition through this period comfortably. At Renew Clinic, we specialize in customized hormone therapy tailored to each woman's unique needs. Keep reading to learn more about menopause and how we can help.

Understanding the Stages of Menopause

Menopause occurs in three distinct stages:


Perimenopause refers to the transition period leading up to menopause, which can begin up to 10 years beforehand. During perimenopause, estrogen levels start to fluctuate and decline. As a result, women may begin noticing changes in their menstrual cycles, like periods that are closer together or further apart. Other common symptoms include:


Menopause is reached when a woman has gone 12 full months without a period. At this stage, the ovaries stop releasing eggs, and estrogen/progesterone production decreases significantly. Most women reach menopause between the ages of 45-55.

In addition to the perimenopausal symptoms above, other signs of menopause include:


Postmenopause refers to the stage after menopause has occurred, marking the end of the reproductive years. During postmenopause, estrogen levels are very low, and symptoms like hot flashes and vaginal dryness often persist or worsen without treatment. Osteoporosis risk also increases due to the bone-protective effects of estrogen.

Understanding the different stages of menopause can help women identify changes taking place and determine if treatment may be beneficial. Our compassionate doctors at Renew Clinic are experts in navigating women through perimenopause, menopause, and postmenopause.

Pros and Cons of Menopause Treatment

Not all women require treatment for menopause symptoms. For those with mild symptoms, lifestyle changes like avoiding triggers, staying cool, and managing stress may provide relief. However, for moderate to severe symptoms that disrupt sleep and daily life, menopause treatment can be very beneficial.

Hormone therapy is the most effective option for treating hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness that occurs due to declining estrogen levels. It can also prevent bone loss and fractures. Let's review some of the key pros and cons:



As you can see, the benefits of short-term hormone therapy often outweigh the risks for most healthy women under age 60. Our experienced menopause doctors at Renew Clinic carefully evaluate each woman to determine if hormone therapy is appropriate. We also provide comprehensive monitoring to make dosage adjustments as needed.

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Diagnosing Menopause

Since menopause symptoms can mimic other conditions, it's important to have a thorough diagnostic evaluation. At Renew Clinic, diagnosing menopause involves:

Understanding your symptoms, hormone levels, and overall health provides us with the necessary information to determine if treatment is advisable. Our diagnostics are more comprehensive than a routine gynecological exam to look at the whole picture. We also monitor your hormone levels and symptoms on an ongoing basis to ensure optimal treatment.

A Personalized Approach to Hormone Therapy

Every woman is unique in her experience with menopause and response to treatment. That's why Renew Clinic customizes hormone therapy based on each woman's needs and health profile for the safest, most effective outcome.

The various types of hormone therapy we may recommend include:

We thoughtfully guide you through the options to determine which type of hormone therapy is right for your situation. Dosages can be adjusted over time as needed to keep symptoms in check while minimizing risks.

Lifestyle Changes that Complement Treatment

While hormone therapy is the most effective medical treatment for menopause symptoms, making certain lifestyle adjustments can also help women manage this transition:

Diet - Eating a diet rich in phytoestrogens from foods like soy, flaxseed, and legumes may help relieve hot flashes. Avoiding spicy foods, caffeine, and alcohol can remove triggers. Getting adequate calcium and vitamin D helps protect bones.

Exercise - Regular physical activity, especially weight-bearing exercise, preserves bone density and muscle mass. Aim for 30 minutes daily. Yoga and pilates improve balance, strength, and posture.

Stay cool - Dressing in light layers, using fans, lowering thermostat, cooling pillows can all prevent or minimize hot flashes. Avoid getting overheated.

Reduce stress - Practicing meditation, massage, mindfulness, or other relaxing activities alleviates anxiety and stress to improve mood and sleep.

Quit smoking - Women who smoke experience more severe hot flashes. Quitting improves menopausal symptoms and long-term health.

Supplements - Some women may benefit from supplements like black cohosh, vitamin E, or botanicals for symptom relief, in consultation with a doctor.

While not a substitute for treatment, making positive lifestyle changes enhances a woman's overall wellbeing during the menopausal transition and beyond. Our experts can provide additional tips and support based on your needs and health goals.

Alleviate menopause symptoms with personalized hormone therapy.

The Connection Between Hormones and Women's Health

Hormones affect far more than just menopausal symptoms and fertility - they impact a woman's health from head to toe. When hormones decline around menopause, it can put women at greater risk for certain conditions.

Bone health - Estrogen helps build and maintain bone density. During menopause, bone loss accelerates resulting in a higher risk of osteoporosis and fractures.

Heart health - Pre-menopausal estrogen offers some protective benefits for heart health. After menopause, women face increased cardiovascular risks.

Brain health - Estrogen may support better memory and cognition. Menopausal hormone changes have been linked to "brain fog" and dementia risk later in life.

Skin and hair - Estrogen promotes thicker, more youthful skin and hair. Lower levels contribute to thinning hair, dry skin, and wrinkles as women age.

Sexual health - Declining estrogen leads to vaginal atrophy making intercourse painful. Low testosterone reduces libido.

That's why hormone therapy and healthy lifestyle habits are so critical during the menopausal transition and beyond. Our doctors keep a close eye on all aspects of your health to take a holistic approach to care.

Expert Menopause Treatment You Can Trust

You don't have to struggle through menopause alone. The knowledgeable doctors at Renew Clinic specialize in menopause management to help women feel their best at every age. With our individualized treatment plans, ongoing monitoring, and compassionate support, we can guide you through this transition with ease.

Some key reasons to choose Renew Clinic for your menopause treatment include:

Don't wait. Contact Renew Clinic today to schedule a consultation and take control of your menopausal symptoms. Our caring professionals are here to support you every step of the way.


Menopause is a natural transition that can bring about various unpleasant symptoms due to hormonal changes. While it is a normal part of aging, it does not mean that women have to suffer through this period. At Renew Clinic, we understand the unique challenges women face during menopause and offer personalized hormone therapy and comprehensive menopause management to alleviate symptoms and maintain overall health and well-being.

Our experienced doctors take a holistic approach, considering your medical history, hormone levels, and individual needs, to create a customized treatment plan that may include hormone therapy, lifestyle modifications, and complementary therapies. We believe in empowering women with knowledge and support to navigate this transition with confidence and ease.

If you are experiencing menopausal symptoms that are impacting your quality of life, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with us. Our compassionate team is dedicated to providing you with the highest level of care and guidance to help you thrive during this important phase of life.

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