Lifestyle Medicine and Integrative Health located in Denver, CO

Menopause services offered in Denver, CO

Menopause is part of a woman’s life cycle, but coping with the side effects can be challenging. At her practice in Denver, Colorado, Dr. Alexis Michopoulos, DO, works with women to diagnose and treat the symptoms of menopause, including hot flashes, mood changes (iritability/depression/anxiety), decreased libido,and weight gain. She also treats the not so well known symptoms of menopause such as:

  • Joint pain
  • Back pain
  • Hair loss
  • Dry Skin
  • New facial hair
  • Brain fog
  • Light headedness
  • Headaches
  • Sleep changes
  • Fatigue
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Increased urinary frequency
  • Urinary Tract Infections


Dr. Michopoulos can make personalized treatment recommendations and help you feel better. Call the office today to request a menopause consultation, or book your appointment online.

What is menopause?

Menopause occurs when a woman goes 12 full months without having a menstrual period. It’s a natural part of getting older that marks the end of the reproductive years. 

For many women, the transition to menopause takes months or even years. During this time (and throughout the transition), it’s normal to experience a wide range of symptoms that affect your mood, health, and quality of life.

What are the symptoms of menopause?

There are many symptoms of menopause include the following:

  • Breast tenderness
  • Dry eyes, skin, and mouth
  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Urinary urgency
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Night sweats
  • Weight fluctuations
  • Headaches
  • Brain fog
  • Difficulty concentraing
  • Memory loss

How long does menopause last?

The transition to menopause affects everyone differently. The menopausal transition most often begins between ages 45 and 55. On average, it usually lasts about 7.5 years but can be longer for some women. 

Perimenopause can occur up to 10 years prior to menopause, for some women starting in their early to mid 30's. Fortunately, various treatments can balance your hormones and help you feel better. 

How is menopause diagnosed?

Dr. Michopoulos reviews your medical records and asks a series of questions about your symptoms. She will also do a series of testing to rule out any other causes of your symptoms and change in menstrual cycle. 

Depending on your age, symptoms, and health history, Dr. Michopoulos may order additional testing, such as a pelvic exam, or an ultrasound.

How are the symptoms of menopause treated?

Dr. Michopoulos offers various treatments to help manage the symptoms of menopause. She may recommend:

  • Prescription medication
  • Hormone therapy 
  • Nutritional and herbal supplements
  • Finding triggers to symptoms
  • A whole-food nutrition plan
  • Osteopathic manipulation

Dr. Michopoulos does not recommned the same plan for each patient. She comes up with a very specific approach for you and works closely with you to refine it. 

Call the practice of Alexis Michopoulos, DO, today to receive treatment for menopause, or book your appointment online.

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