Menopause is defined as occurring 12 months after your last menstrual period and marks the end of menstrual cycles. Menopause can occur in your 40s or 50s. In the United States the average age is 51.
- Menstrual changes
- Vaginal discomfort
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Sleep abnormalities
- Mood swings
- Weight gain
Your doctor may recommend blood tests such as:
- Folliclestimulating hormone (FSH) and estrogen (estradiol)
- FSH levels increase and estradiol levels decrease as menopause occurs
- Thyroidstimulating hormone (TSH)
- An underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) can cause symptoms similar to those of menopause
Meet the Doctor
Dr. LaShay is a board-certified practicing gynecologist with specific interests in the areas of hormone balancing, metabolism, nutrition, and functional medicine.
She has special training in laparoendoscopic surgery and the treatment of endometriosis by completing a fellowship at Stanford under the direction of Camran Nezhat.
She also has extensive experience in the treatment of chronic pelvic pain from working at Kaiser Permanente. She believes in approaching each patient as an individual.
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Read more about Dr. Nanette LaShay.
Lower Abdominal Pain
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Urinary Tract Infection
825 Oak Grove Ave, Suite D101
Menlo Park, CA, 94025 United States of America