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Menopause Management

Partner with the compassionate menopause experts at Spectrum Health to help you minimize symptoms and embrace healthy aging.

What’s Menopause?

Menopause is when a woman stops having periods. Most women have irregular periods leading up to their final period—you officially reach menopause when you’ve gone 12 consecutive months without menstruating. For most women, this occurs naturally between the ages of 45 and 58. For some women, menopause may happen earlier due to illness, surgery or certain medical treatments, such as chemotherapy.

Menopause Symptoms

During perimenopause—the years leading up to menopause and the 12 months after—your ovaries gradually make less estrogen and progesterone. These hormone changes may cause symptoms such as:

When to Talk to Your Doctor

Talk to your primary care provider, midwife or gynecologist if you have irregular periods or begin experiencing menopause symptoms. He or she can help you create a care plan to address your symptoms so you can enjoy a higher quality of life. Rest assured, you’re not alone. About 40% of women report significant menopause symptoms between the ages of 39 and 51.

Midlife, Menopause and Sexual Health Program

If menopause symptoms disrupt your daily life, get specialized care from the Midlife, Menopause and Sexual Health team at Spectrum Health Women’s Health & Wellness Center in Grand Rapids.
Menopause Specialists

Get quality, evidence-based care from specialists who hold certification from the North American Menopause Society. We have deep expertise helping women navigate the physical, emotional and hormonal changes of menopause.

Who We Treat

The Midlife, Menopause and Sexual Health team works with women of all ages experiencing symptoms due to:

  • Natural menopause
  • Surgery or other medical treatments
  • Cancer treatments
  • Premature ovarian insufficiency
What to Expect

Trust us to help you feel at ease. We reserve 30 to 60 minutes for your appointment—so you’ll never feel rushed. Our doctors take time to get to know your specific concerns and answer your questions. We work alongside your primary care provider so you get focused, coordinated care.

Relief for Menopause Symptoms

Your doctor will recommend proven treatments that address your specific symptoms. Your care plan may include:

  • Alternative therapies, such as acupuncture, massage and yoga
  • Hormone therapy – Treats common symptoms of menopause by replacing estrogen in your body
  • Nutrition counseling – Helps you develop an eating plan that fits your needs, likes and preferences
  • Pelvic floor physical therapy – Uses manual therapy, exercises and other techniques to improve pelvic floor control, strength and function
  • Psychotherapy – Provides emotional support and teaches you ways to cope with anxiety and stress
  • Sexual health counseling – Addresses physical and psychological concerns related to sex

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