Post Menopausal Care

Post Menopausal Care services offered in Lake Forest and Grayslake, IL

Menopause is more than a physical change in your life; it also takes an emotional toll on your body. At Women’s Specialty Care SC, with offices in Grayslake and Lake Forest, Illinois, the team led by Karen Mass, MD, FACOG, and Leslie Rubeck, CNM, offer comprehensive post-menopausal care for women experiencing symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings. Call Women’s Specialty Care SC today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about post-menopausal care.

Post Menopausal Care Q & A

What is post-menopausal care?

Post-menopausal care is the type of ongoing treatment you receive after menopause, which marks the end of a woman’s reproductive years. Once a woman reaches menopause, she no longer menstruates. Your ovaries stop producing estrogen, which causes your hormone levels to plummet.

Depleting levels of estrogen can lead to numerous physical, emotional, and mental changes, including difficulty regulating temperature and mood swings. Post-menopausal care with the Women's Specialty Care SC team ensures that you can weather these hormonal changes with fewer symptoms and a higher quality of life.

The team believes that post-menopausal care deserves an individualized process. At Women’s Specialty Care SC, your provider works with you to develop a custom-tailored treatment plan that addresses your unique symptoms and post-menopausal health concerns.


Why should I consider post-menopausal care?

With decreasing estrogen levels, post-menopausal women are at risk of many health concerns and uncomfortable symptoms, such as:

  • Night sweats
  • Insomnia
  • Hot flashes
  • Unintended weight gain
  • Slow metabolism
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Low libido
  • Thinning hair
  • Mood swings

Menopause can also increase your risk of chronic conditions, such as osteoporosis. Common in post-menopausal women, osteoporosis causes porous bones that are easy to fracture. It occurs when your bone tissue can’t regenerate quickly enough. 


What does post-menopausal care include?

With sensitivity to the unique needs of mature women, the Women’s Specialty Care SC team specializes in the continuing care of women during and after menopause. Your care team understands the importance of individualized care for menopause. They tailor your treatment plan to address your unique health concerns. 

Your post-menopausal care plan may include:

  • Nutritional counseling
  • Exercise recommendations
  • Supplements
  • Medication

Your provider may also prescribe hormones or similar medication to relieve symptoms associated with menopause:


Hormone therapy (HRT)

Hormone therapy replaces lost estrogen and progesterone to restore your hormone levels and relieve symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats. 


Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT)

BHRT uses plant estrogens that are chemically identical to the hormones your body already produces to treat post-menopausal symptoms. The team can formulate BHRT to address your specific hormone needs, which can reduce unwanted HRT side effects, like bloating and breast tenderness.

As you navigate menopause, your needs may change. The team works closely with you to modify your post-menopausal care plan.

Call Women’s Specialty Care SC today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about post-menopausal care.