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MENOPAUSE AND YOUR CARE
Helping You Through the Changes
Serving women throughout every season of life North Valley Women’s Care provides comprehensive women’s medical care for those experiencing the hormonal changes that come with age, known as menopause. As your Arizona women’s specialists, we ensure the best care during your transition as well as hormone replacement therapy tailored to your body’s individual needs to decrease unpleasant symptoms.
During menopause women become more prone to developing health issues such as cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, urinary incontinence, and breast cancer. The fluctuation and decrease of certain hormones during menopause increase these risks.
Your Phoenix OBGYN at our women’s medical care center will monitor and screen for any risks in your health. We strive to be the physician women prefer and trust with our intricate and caring OBGYN services.
WHAT IS MENOPAUSE?
Menopause is the time in a woman’s life that signifies that she has reached a stage where she is no longer fertile. This is usually determined after the woman has been absent from her menstrual period for 12 consecutive months. This occurs when the body has been naturally depleted of ovarian oocytes, which are formed in the ovarian follicles, due to the aging process.
A lab test that reads high in the follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and low in estrogen will also confirm that a woman is in menopause.
Symptoms of Menopause
Due to a decreased amount of the reproductive hormones in the body, such as estrogen, the following symptoms may be experienced:
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Mood swings
- Difficulty with memory and concentration
- Difficulty sleeping
- Vaginal dryness and painful intercourse
- Low sex drive
- Thinning and decreased elasticity of the skin
Our Women to Women OBGYN are Here to Help You Feel More Like You
There are many treatment options that are available to assist women during this stage of life. The all-female providers at North Valley Women’s Care understand that this is a challenging time of change and adjustment. We are here for you to listen to your needs and to provide the best treatment options, including Hormone Replacement Therapy, which will also counteract some of the risks involved in having lower reproductive hormones.
We will also guide you on lifestyle changes that will help you stay healthy, active and energetic with nutrition, supplements, exercise and also things to avoid.
Your Care is in Good Hands
Our Arizona women’s specialists will recommend routine appointments to check in on how you are feeling and if anything needs adjusting. We will continue to see you for general health screenings with pelvic exams and pap smears, a breast exam and mammograms, screening for osteoporosis, a lipid and thyroid screen, and other tests that your GYN Physician feels necessary.
We are happy to answer any questions and invite you to schedule an appointment with us to help ease the journey through menopause.
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