Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Science

Menopause Related Conditions and Treatments

To provide an accurate diagnosis of menopause related conditions, we start by taking a detailed medical history and discussing your symptoms. We may also perform or recommend additional testing, including blood tests. We do not perform saliva testing for hormone levels, as they tend to be unreliable and are not recommended. As part of the Mount Sinai Health System, we are able to consult with a wide variety of specialists for additional insights, if needed.

Menopause Related Conditions We Treat

We are happy to discuss your symptoms with you, to see if they are ‘normal’ and whether we can help improve your quality of life.  We treat a variety of menopause related conditions, including: 

  • Hot flashes (vasomotor symptoms)
  • Mood changes (depression, sadness, malaise)
  • Menopausal symptoms with a history of breast cancer 
  • Menopause caused by cancer treatment
  • Premature menopause
  • Post-menopausal bleeding
  • Sleep disturbances of menopause 
  • Surgical menopause 
  • Vaginal dryness and painful intercourse (genitourinary syndrome)

Treatment Options

Our physicians are very familiar with all currently available menopause treatment options. We may recommend a variety of approaches in your individualized treatment plan, such as:

  • Acupuncture
  • CO2 fractional laser therapy
  • Diet
  • Exercise
  • Medications, including hormone replacement therapy, mood stabilizers, and sleep assistants
  • Vaginal lubricants and vaginal estrogens
  • Vitamins/herbs/supplements
  • Yoga/massage/meditation