Personalized menopause care at the Pavilion for Women
Menopause is a transition to a new phase of life for women, and it can bring a variety of health challenges. At the Menopause Center at Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, we’re dedicated to comprehensive care for women who have menopause symptoms and related health issues. Our team brings together experts from multiple specialties to focus on women’s physical and mental health throughout the menopause years. Our board-certified specialists provide care for women experiencing menopause symptoms at any age, including early menopause due to health conditions or medical treatments.
With a focus on the specific health needs of women during menopause, we offer a comprehensive approach to your care. Our doctors take the time to listen to your concerns and develop a personalized treatment plan to help you transition through menopause comfortably and confidently. You’ll find care and services including treatment to manage menopause symptoms, education to build healthy lifestyle habits, and screenings and preventive care for overall health.
Our menopause specialists
At the Menopause Center, we’re dedicated to treating the whole person — body, mind and spirit. Our team includes board-certified Ob/Gyns and psychiatrists focused on women’s health and menopause in particular. One of our doctors has received recognition as a Certified Menopause Practitioner by the North American Menopause Society.
Menopause is the time that marks the end of your menstrual cycles, and you can no longer become pregnant. You reach menopause after a full year has passed without a menstrual period.
The stages of menopause
Menopause happens in three stages:
Perimenopause or the menopause transition: The transition to menopause usually begins in your 40s and typically lasts about two to eight years. Your ovaries gradually produce lower levels of hormones, and you may start to experience symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes and irregular periods. You’re still having menstrual cycles and can get pregnant.
Menopause: When you haven’t had a period for 12 consecutive months, we diagnose menopause. Your ovaries stop releasing eggs, and you can no longer get pregnant. Menopause symptoms may be mild and occur rarely, or they may be more noticeable and happen often. Learn more about the menopause symptoms we treat.
Postmenopause: This stage starts at the time of menopause and continues for the rest of your life. Some women continue to have menopause symptoms for a few years before they improve. In postmenopause, low levels of the hormones estrogen and progesterone increase your risk of certain health conditions, such as heart disease and osteoporosis.
Healthy aging through healthy habits
In addition to menopause-focused care, we also offer services and care to support healthy aging for a lifetime. We work closely with you to understand your overall health, lifestyle and preferences to provide education on healthy habits. You’ll learn how small lifestyle changes can make a big difference in your health and wellness. Our team provides the latest information and guidance on:
Alcohol and tobacco use
Food choices and nutritional supplements
Healthy weight loss and maintenance
Pelvic floor strengthening
Comprehensive health care for women throughout the menopause years
Through the Pavilion for Women, you have easy access to the specialists you need during the menopause years, including experts in:
Gynecology for treatment of all conditions affecting a woman’s reproductive system
Gynecologic oncology for cancers of the female reproductive system
Hormone replacement therapy for hormone imbalances, including bioidentical hormones
Reproductive psychiatry for mood disorders, anxiety and depression
Urogynecology for urinary incontinence, overactive bladder and pelvic organ prolapse
Vulvovaginal health for conditions affecting the vulva and vagina