Menopause Specialist

Women's Laser Center & OB/GYN of New Jersey

Anita Chait, M.D.

OB/GYN located in Ramsey, NJ

Menopause is a natural time of transition in every woman’s life, but that doesn’t mean you have to accept uncomfortable symptoms as an inevitable part of growing older. Women in and around Ramsey, New Jersey, have access to the services of Anita Chait, MD, FACOG, of Women’s Laser Center & OB/GYN of New Jersey. Dr. Chait offers numerous treatment paths to address menopause symptoms and can help you navigate this transition in a way that suits your needs and lifestyle. Book an appointment today, either online or by phone.

Menopause Q & A

What is menopause?

Menopause is the transition out of a woman’s reproductive years. The process technically begins once you’ve gone 12 months without having a period. Many women, however, begin experiencing symptoms in the years prior to that point, a period of time known as perimenopause.

Most women enter menopause between the ages of 45 and 55. For those who’ve undergone hysterectomy or the surgical removal of their ovaries, the process begins after surgery.

Every woman has a unique experience with menopause. One of the most difficult aspects of the process is the fact that menopause occurs at a time when many women are also handling other pressing needs, including caring for aging parents, helping their children transition into adulthood, or taking on new roles in the workplace and focusing on retirement planning.

What are the symptoms of menopause?

Every woman has a different set of signs and symptoms, but some of the more common issues include:

  • Hot flashes
  • Irregular bleeding
  • Mood swings
  • Sleep trouble
  • Fatigue
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Bladder control problems
  • Racing heartbeat
  • Changes in sex drive

You’re not likely to experience all or even most of these menopause symptoms, and some may be more manageable than others. However, if menopause symptoms are disruptive, Dr. Chait can offer treatments that can help.

How is menopause treated?

There are many ways to address symptoms of menopause, and Dr. Chait creates a customized treatment plan for your specific needs. Hormone replacement therapy is a popular option and works by supplementing the hormones your body produces less of during menopause. Achieving a healthy hormonal balance can relieve many menopause symptoms.

If vaginal dryness and uncomfortable sex is a concern, laser therapy using the MonaLisa TouchⓇ treatment platform can be very helpful. This painless and minimally invasive option can help thicken the tissue in your vaginal walls and stimulate a healthy level of vaginal moisture.

For women who suffer significant mood changes during menopause, certain antidepressants can be a good treatment option. Others may benefit from lifestyle modifications that enhance your ability to navigate the challenges of menopause.

To discuss your menopause symptoms and explore solutions, schedule an appointment with Dr. Chait today. You can book a visit using the convenient online scheduling tool, or call to check availability.