The Menopause Center

Symptoms We Treat

Menopause is a natural part of a woman’s life. Its symptoms, such as hot flashes, pelvic issues and other body changes, may disrupt your sleep, lower your energy and affect your emotional health. At the Menopause Center at Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, we offer personalized care that improves your health and quality of life.


Our team helps you find relief from menopause symptoms and related health issues, including:

  • Bone loss: Osteopenia is low bone density, and osteoporosis is more serious bone loss that increases the risk of broken bones.
  • Cardiovascular (heart and blood vessel) changes: High blood pressure, high cholesterol and other conditions can increase the risk of heart disease or stroke.
  • Hot flashes: A sudden feeling of heat spreads through the upper body, often with reddened skin, sweating, rapid heartbeat and feelings of anxiety. Night sweats are hot flashes that happen at night.
  • Menstrual changes: Periods may become irregular, occurring more often or less, lasting more days or fewer and be lighter or heavier in flow.
  • Mental health conditions: The risk of anxiety and depression increases during the time around menopause.
  • Mood changes: Lower hormone levels in menopause can lead to changes in emotional state from positive and happy to negative, irritable, angry or sad.
  • Overactive bladder: Also called bladder irritability, this condition causes a frequent and sudden urge to urinate that may be difficult to control.
  • Urinary incontinence: Loss of bladder control can range from occasional, small urine leaks to frequent urine leaks of larger amounts.
  • Pelvic floor disorders: These conditions include bladder and bowel incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, when a pelvic organ shifts out of place.
  • Sexual problems: Hormone changes may lead to decreased sexual desire, arousal, response and pleasure, and intercourse may become painful due to vaginal changes.
  • Sleeplessness: Some women have trouble falling or staying asleep, and night sweats and bladder issues can interrupt sleep.
  • Vaginal changes: Lower estrogen levels can cause vaginal tissues to become drier and thinner, which can increase the risk of vaginal infections due to small cuts during intercourse.
  • Weight gain: A slowing metabolism due to aging can contribute to weight gain during the menopause years, as can lifestyle habits such as diet and exercise.

Stay up to date with the screenings, vaccines and checkups you need to help prevent disease and catch conditions early when they are most treatable. We help you feel your best for years to come. During your office visits, we provide screenings for:

  • Cancers of the breast, colon, ovaries, uterus and cervix
  • Coronary (heart) artery disease
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • HIV and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis