Menopause

Menopausal women often have many questions, ranging from the signs and symptoms, treatment options and emotional support. Dr. Steven R. Goldstein, a widely renowned menopause expert, works closely with many women to educate them on the changes happening in their bodies, identify possible health risks and customize therapies to manage menopause-related symptoms. He focuses on each individual woman, taking into account family history, medical history, symptoms, health concerns and issues before recommending the best management course for his patient.

Common symptoms and health issues related to menopause include:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Skin flushing
  • Sleeping problems (insomnia)
  • Headaches
  • Mood swings including irritability, depression, and anxiety
  • Urine leakage
  • Bone loss
  • Decreased interest in sex
  • Vaginal dryness and painful sexual intercourse
  • Joint pains
  • And others

Osteoporosis and Bone Loss in Menopausal Women

Women experiencing menopause often have a higher risk of bone loss and osteoporosis. Estrogen helps control bone loss, and decreasing estrogen levels during menopause impacts the body’s ability to replace bone. There are approximately 1 million osteoporotic fractures among women in the U.S. each year. Reducing the risk of osteoporotic fractures in women at high risk is essential.

Dr. Goldstein provides insight on patients’ risk of developing osteoporosis and will recommend if a bone density scan or a bone loss management plan is necessary. He works closely with each individual patient, assessing her family history, medical history and bone scan results to make the best treatment recommendation to help reduce the risk of fracture. As Co-Director of the Bone Density Laboratory at NYU Medical Center, Dr. Goldstein lectures to medical students and practicing physicians and contributes articles and updates to medical journals, including the annual update for OBG Management on Osteoporosis.

Perimenopause

Perimenopause is the transition into menopause when a woman’s body begins to slow the production of hormones. Women most often experience perimenopause signs and symptoms in their early 40s, but for some it can begin in their 30s. This transition time can last anywhere from 4-7 years. Symptoms include:

  • Irregular periods
  • Occasional hot flashes
  • Sleep problems
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Mood changes
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Free floating anxiety

Perimenopause and Menopause Expert

Dr. Goldstein has extensive experience working with menopausal and perimenopausal women and is considered a menopause expert across the nation. He has written two books and countless articles and chapters dealing specifically with the signs, symptoms, management and treatment of menopause and perimenopause related conditions. Dr. Goldstein has conducted numerous studies on health concerns related to menopause and perimenopause, including abnormal uterine bleeding, bone loss and osteroposis in post-menopausal women. He is a Certified Menopause Clinician and the Immediate Past President of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). Dr. Goldstein also serves on the editorial board for Menopause, The Journal of the North American Menopause Society.

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