Menopause Specialist

Kikelomo Otuyelu-Garritano, MD -  - OB-GYN

HER Wellness Center

Kikelomo Otuyelu-Garritano, MD

OB-GYN located in Wilton, CT

Women can start experiencing symptoms of menopause up to 10 years before going into menopause. At HER Wellness Health Center, Dr. Kikelomo Otuyelu-Garritano, MD, offers natural relief and even hormone therapy to regulate and manage the symptoms of menopause, especially when women are perimenopausal. Schedule an appointment to stabilize your mood and stop flashes and night sweats by using the online booking tool or calling.

Menopause Q & A

What is menopause?

Menopause is a natural change in every woman’s life and an inevitable part of aging. However, it can be a difficult and stressful time if you don’t know what to expect. 

Every woman is different, and will naturally experience menopausal symptoms in varying degrees of mildness or severity. If the symptoms you are experiencing affect your daily life, we can help. HER Wellness Center offers many effective treatments that can relieve your symptoms and ease the transition into the next stage of your life. 

What are perimenopause and menopause?

Perimenopause

Immediately before you go through menopause, you become perimenopausal, meaning you experience a gradual reduction in estrogen production.

Menopause is when you stop menstruating, and your ovaries no longer produce the hormones estrogen and progesterone.  

Menopause

Dr. Otuyelu-Garritano won’t declare you as menopausal until you have gone at least 12 months without a period.

During both perimenopause and menopause, you may experience the following symptoms:

  • Menstrual changes
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Hot flashes
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Decrease in the hair on your head
  • Increase in facial hair
  • Night sweats
  • Difficulty sleeping

What natural relief from menopause does a gynecologist offer?

Dr. Otuyelu-Garritano works with a naturopathic specialist who provides you with options for natural relief. For instance, the specialist might recommend meditating to relieve stress, control your mood swings, and promote sleep.

Certain supplements and vitamins may help with your symptoms as well. You might even need to start taking a mineral supplement to protect your bone health.

If natural remedies don’t help you enough, Dr. Otuyelu-Garritano may prescribe hormone therapy. Hormone therapy consists of Dr. Otuyelu-Garritano prescribing a hormone-based medication to replace the ones you’re no longer producing. She discusses your options, so you can find the best one for you.

Do you need to schedule an appointment when you start menopause?

You should schedule an appointment once you start going through menopause. tIn addition, you may want to schedule an appointment if you’re experiencing symptoms since Dr. Otuyelu-Garritano can offer hormone therapy and other treatments to help reduce your symptoms.  

If you’re starting to experience symptoms of menopause, it’s not too early to book an appointment using the online form or by calling to schedule.