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Menopause Specialist

John Gomes, M.D. -  - Obstetrics & Gynecology

Women's Healthcare Of Garden City

John Gomes, M.D.

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Garden City, NY

There’s nothing you can do to avoid menopause, but with the right treatment, you can manage your symptoms effectively. At Women’s Healthcare of Garden City, experienced OB/GYN John Gomes, MD, offers compassionate care for women with bothersome menopause symptoms. Dr. Gomes uses synthetic and bioidentical hormones to supplement what your body makes naturally, so you can find relief from hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and other symptoms of menopause. Call the office in Garden City, New York, at 516-222-8883 to schedule a menopause consultation today.

Menopause Q & A

What is menopause?

Menopause signals the end of a women’s childbearing years and the end of menstrual periods. While the average age for menopause ranges between 45 and 55, some women may go through their transition earlier or later.

If you have a hysterectomy or undergo treatment for cancer, you may go through medically induced menopause at an earlier age.

When should I seek treatment for menopause?

Menopause is a natural transition all women go through. However, some women may experience a wide range of symptoms due to the fluctuations in the levels of estrogen and other reproductive hormones.

During perimenopause, the transitional time before you reach menopause, your hormones can fluctuate dramatically and lead to symptoms that interfere with your quality of life and your physical health. Perimenopause can last many years before your periods stop for good.

You can schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Women’s Healthcare of Garden City if you’re bothered by symptoms like:

  • Heavy periods
  • Irregular bleeding
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Pain with sex
  • Loss of sex drive
  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Urinary leaks (incontinence)
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Unexplained weight gain
  • Brain fog and difficulties concentrating

You can also experience mild to severe mental health issues, including mood swings, depression, and anxiety, due to fluctuations in your reproductive hormones.

Dr. Gomes provides in-office blood testing to evaluate your hormone levels and customizes a treatment plan to address them. He prefers to start helping patients as soon as they notice menopause symptoms affecting their life, so don’t wait to pursue the care you need.

How is menopause treated?

To restore balance in your hormone levels, Dr. Gomes offers hormone replacement therapy (HRT). He uses both synthetic hormones and bioidentical hormones to treat your menopause symptoms. Bioidentical hormones are structurally similar to the hormones your body makes naturally.

Many women find fast and long-lasting relief from their menopause symptoms with HRT. Dr. Gomes works closely with you to determine which hormones you need and the right dosage.

If you’re not able to take hormones because of underlying health issues, Dr. Gomes can tailor a treatment plan to your needs to help you better manage your symptoms.

You don’t have to struggle through menopause alone. Call Women’s Healthcare of Garden City at 516-222-8883 to schedule an appointment today.