Treating Menopause Symptoms
Talk to your doctor if you have irregular periods, problems sleeping, hot flashes, urinary issues, vaginal dryness, and/or painful sex. Your ob-gyn will do a thorough evaluation to find out what would be the most appropriate treatment for you. Your evaluation may include tests to determine your risk or diagnosis for cardiovascular disease, cancer, liver disease, osteoporosis, and other conditions, such as hypothyroidism, which can cause symptoms that are similar to those that occur during menopause.
Lifestyle Changes, OTC Medicines
Your ob-gyn can recommend simple changes in your diet or exercise habits, as well as over-the-counter medicines to make uncomfortable symptoms better.