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Orange County OBGYN

OBGYN Specialist located in Newport Beach, CA and Orange County, CA

Menopause And Hormone Replacement Specialist

Some women go through menopause with few symptoms, but many experience vaginal dryness and up to 75% of women have the most common symptom: hot flashes. Dr. Yonatan Mahller works with each woman, helping you find the relief you need based on your symptoms. Contact his office in Newport Beach, Orange County, California, or schedule an appointment online to learn about hormone replacement therapy and other treatment options for menopausal symptoms.

Menopause and Hormone Replacement Q & A

What is perimenopause?

Perimenopause begins when women are in their 30s and 40s. This is the time before menopause when the amount of estrogen produced by the ovaries starts to fluctuate. As a result, menstrual periods begin to change. They may become lighter, heavier, or irregular.

When do you reach menopause?

Women reach menopause when their ovaries stop making estrogen. You’re in menopause when you haven’t had a menstrual period for 12 consecutive months and the missing periods weren’t caused by a health condition or medication. On average, women reach menopause around the age of 51.

What symptoms occur during perimenopause and menopause?

The frequency, severity, and duration of symptoms vary for each woman. Some women don’t have symptoms, or they have only mild hot flashes. Others experience severe symptoms that interrupt daily life and make it impossible to get a good night’s sleep.

All of the following symptoms may occur during perimenopause and after menopause:

  • Hot flashes
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Night sweats
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Painful intercourse
  • Low sex drive
  • Fatigue
  • Depression and mood swings
  • Frequent vaginal infections (yeast or bacterial vagniosis)
  • Urinary incontinence

What other health concerns do you face after menopause?

Loss of estrogen leads to other physical changes because the hormone affects many body systems. For example, it helps bones retain calcium and maintains elasticity in the skin and tissues lining your vagina.

After menopause, lack of estrogen increases your risk for:

  • Osteoporosis
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Vaginal atrophy
  • Dry skin
  • Heart disease

What treatments are available for menopausal symptoms?

Several treatment options are available, so Dr. Mahller takes the time to explain your choices and help you decide which one is best for your symptoms and overall health needs.

Some women choose prescription medications that target a specific symptom such as hot flashes. Others take estrogen and progesterone, known as hormone replacement therapy. Hormone replacement therapy effectively treats the full range of menopausal symptoms. As you replace estrogen, you also lower the risk for developing osteoporosis and improve the elasticity of blood vessels and skin. There are also non-hormonal treatments for menopausal symptoms.

MonaLisa Touch® is an advanced treatment option using a gentle fractional CO2 laser. This particular type of laser treats vaginal dryness, vaginal atrophy, and urinary incontinence. The laser stimulates the production of collagen, and new blood vessel formation which improves the tone and texture of tissues.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

We accept most PPO insurance plans. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Shield
Great West Health Care
Meridian Health Plan

Words from our patients

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    "There aren't enough good things I can say about Dr. Mahller and his staff! Dr. Mahller really listens to his patients and carefully addresses all of your concerns."

    Neda H.
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    "Dr. Mahller is one of those rare doctors who takes the time to answer every question and he has a wonderful bedside manner! I without a doubt recommend Dr. Mahller!"

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    "Our whole pregnancy and delivery was a beautiful experience because of Dr. Mahller. We can't thank him enough for bringing our beautiful baby girl safely into the world"

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    "He is caring, comforting, relaxed and gentle. I recommend him highly if you're looking for a good doctor!"

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    "Dr. Mahller is a wonderful person and doctor with great sense of humor. He cares about his patients and knows his craft. I would definitely recommend him!"

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    "Childbirth was an absolutely wonderful experience, Dr. Mahller couldn't have been more courteous and did a fantastic job keeping me comfortable, happy and excited. "

    Ashley P.
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    "I can honestly say this pregnancy has been a great experience so far, and having Dr. Mahller as our doctor definitely helps. Highly recommended!"

    Holly E.
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    "I wouldn't trust anyone else with the well being of my little girl, I never felt worried during my pregnancy and always had peace of mind."

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    "I had the best experience and was treated great throughout my pregnancy. Dr. Mahller has patience during consultation visits as well as delivering a baby."

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Orange County OBGYN
355 Placentia Avenue, Suite 302
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Phone: 949-375-8244
Fax: 949-398-9812
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