Hot Flash: Menopause is not a one-size-fits-all kind of thing

College Hill OBGYN’s Dr. Patricia Wyatt-Harris is one of the area’s most education physicians regarding menopause. In fact, Wyatt-Harris is one of only two North American Menopause Society Certified Menopause Practitioners in Wichita. Through her certification, she has been able to keep up with all the latest studies concerning the best type of menopause management.

Menopause occurs when a woman’s ovaries stop working and producing hormones. Wyatt-Harris’ certification makes her an expert in how to manage women’s resulting symptoms after the onset of menopause.

“I know what the latest evidence-based medicine says about whether you should use hormone replacement or how you should use it, and which women are candidates for it and which aren’t,” Wyatt-Harris said.

Once a woman hits the age of menopause, she never leaves the menopausal state, which simply means the woman’s hormone levels remain low. Most women’s bodies adjust to the new, lower hormone level, Wyatt-Harris said, but some experience symptoms the rest of their lives. Each women’s treatment plan is individual to her body’s response to her own hormones.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Wyatt-Harris, call 316-683-6766.