Menopause occurs after a woman has not menstruated for one year, or after surgery to remove the ovaries. Symptoms—which can include hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, mood swings, vaginal dryness or atrophy, weight gain, and hair loss—often begin during the months and years leading up to naturally occurring menopause. This is called perimenopause. Until menopause occurs, changes in hormone levels can cause menstruation to become more or less frequent and to last for varying amounts of time.
At NYU Langone, our gynecologists are national leaders in menopause management. Among these gynecologists are three past presidents of the North American Menopause Society. Our physicians publish extensive research about menopause, including studies on hormone therapy and bone density measurement. They work with a team of reproductive endocrinologists and researchers to provide you with the latest and most effective treatment for the symptoms of menopause.
Our specialists recommend that women in menopause make certain lifestyle changes to help improve their health. They may also prescribe medications to alleviate the symptoms of menopause.