Talk to your doctor if you have irregular periods, problems sleeping, hot flashes, urinary issues, vaginal dryness, and/or painful sex. A women's health specialist will conduct a thorough evaluation to determine the most appropriate treatment for you. Your evaluation may include tests to understand your risk or diagnosis for cardiovascular disease, cancer, liver disease, osteoporosis, and other conditions, such as hypothyroidism, untreated depression, and anxiety, which can mimic symptoms related to perimenopause and menopause.
Lifestyle Changes, OTC Medicines
Your women's health specialist can recommend simple changes in your diet or exercise habits, as well as over-the-counter medicines to make uncomfortable symptoms better.