Menopause Specialist

Stefan Novac, M.D., FACOG -  - Obstetrics & Gynecology


Stefan Novac, M.D., FACOG

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Pembroke Pines, FL

Even though menopause is a natural process, you don’t have to suffer from symptoms that affect your quality of life. Stefan Novac, MD, FACOG, and his excellent team at ACE OBGYN in Pembroke Pines and Weston, Florida, provide a range of services and support for women in menopause. Call the office to learn more, or use the online scheduler to book at your convenience.

Menopause Q & A

What is menopause?

Menopause is a normal part of a woman’s reproductive cycle and occurs when your reproductive processes are in decline. This typically occurs during your late 40s or early 50s. Before menopause begins, you’re in a transitional phase called perimenopause, a time of irregular periods. When you haven’t had a period for 12 consecutive months, you’re in menopause. At the end of the process, you are no longer fertile. The average age for this milestone is 51.

What are the symptoms of menopause?

When you’re in menopause, your body slows the production of estrogen and progesterone. The reduction in hormones can cause:

  • Hot flashes
  • Moodiness
  • Fatigue
  • Vagina dryness
  • Hair loss
  • Dry skin
  • Painful intercourse
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Night sweats
  • Decrease interest in sex
  • Weight gain
  • Memory problems

Some women also report joint and muscle pain and problems controlling their bladders. Dr. Novac has years of experience helping women optimize their health during this momentous life change.

What can I do to help with hot flashes?

The much-dreaded hot flashes that accompany menopause can really take a toll on your wellbeing. You can do a few things to help mitigate the sudden flashes of extreme heat you may feel during menopause:

  • Dress in layers
  • Keep a cool cloth close at hand to put on your forehead
  • Lower your home’s temperature to about 65 degrees
  • Minimize caffeine
  • Eliminate foods with heat and spice

Ask your caring team at ACE OBGYN if you need help managing your menopause symptoms.

How is menopause treated?

Dr. Novac helps you understand the variety of options available to you to help you go through menopause. Treatment options help relieve exasperating symptoms and may include medications, diet and lifestyle modifications, or hormone therapy.

At ACE OBGYN, the primary treatment for menopause is hormone replacement therapy. Your depleted hormones are replaced with hormones that mimic those that your body makes naturally, namely estrogen and progesterone. They’re administered by patches, pellets, injections, gels, or creams.

Don’t let menopause slow you down. Call the office to schedule a personal consultation, or use the online scheduling feature to book an appointment at your convenience.