Menopause Specialist

Women's Global Health of Northern Virginia

OBGYN located in McLean, VA

In a given year, about 1.3 million women in the United States become menopausal. Because menopause symptoms can start affecting your daily life, Bita Motesharrei, MD, FACOG, provides effective menopause treatment solutions at Women's Global Health of Northern Virginia. Schedule your menopause evaluation at this McLean, Virginia-based practice by clicking on the online scheduler or by calling the clinic directly.

Menopause Q & A

What is menopause?

Menopause is the time in your life when your menstrual periods stop and you’re no longer fertile. Medical experts define menopause as going 12 months with no period. 

During menopause, your ovaries, which are responsible for producing estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone, don’t produce high levels of hormones. This normal biological process can lead to a wide variety of symptoms — both physical and emotional — that can reduce your quality of life since your hormone levels fluctuate dramatically. 

What should I see a doctor for menopause?

While the average onset of menopause is age 51, for years beforehand, you can experience menopause-related symptoms during a stage known as perimenopause. Because these issues can start as early as your late 30s or early 40s, it’s important to understand the symptoms, so you know when it’s time to see an OB/GYN.

Dr. Motesharrei encourages you to schedule a menopause evaluation at Women's Global Health of Northern Virginia if you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Irregular periods or cessation of periods for 12 months
  • Sexual dysfunction, like low libido or vaginal dryness
  • Slowed metabolism and unexplained weight gain
  • Chills, hot flashes, or night sweats
  • Thinning hair and overly dry skin
  • Difficulty sleeping 

Since menopause can even affect your mood and concentration, which can, in turn, impact your personal relationships and work, don’t hesitate another day to contact Women's Global Health of Northern Virginia to get started on menopause treatment. 

How is menopause treated?

During your menopause evaluation at Women's Global Health of Northern Virginia, Dr. Motesharrei sits and talks with you about your symptoms and how they’re affecting your life. She may perform a physical exam or run some labs to evaluate your hormone levels.

Depending on the severity of your hormone fluctuations and symptoms, Dr. Motesharrei might recommend any of the following menopause treatments:

  • Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT)
  • Traditional hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
  • Low-dose antidepressants 
  • Vaginal estrogen cream 

Dr. Motesharrei also spends time counseling you on lifestyle changes you can make to improve your symptoms and mood swings, so you can start feeling like yourself again. 

Click on the online booking feature to schedule your menopause evaluation at Women's Global Health of Northern Virginia today. You can also call to book a menopause exam.