The Women's Group
OBGYNs located in Pensacola, FL
Menopause is often accompanied by a multitude of unwanted physical and mental symptoms. At the Women’s Group, located in Pensacola, Florida, our top-rated doctors offer effective treatment to minimize menopausal symptoms and allow you to reclaim an optimal quality of life.
Menopause Q & A
What is menopause?
Menopause, medically defined as not having a menstrual period for 12 consecutive months, marks the end of a woman’s fertility. This transition typically occurs between ages 48 and 55. During the months or years preceding menopause, formerly called perimenopause, a woman’s reproductive hormones (estrogen and progesterone) fluctuate. It’s actually these spikes that cause bothersome symptoms, which can include:
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Bladder control issues
- Vaginal dryness
- Diminished libido
- Joint and muscle pain
- Foggy brain
- Weight gain
Once menopause hits, some women – though not all – find that their symptoms begin to dissipate. The severity of symptoms during the years preceding menopause through post menopause vary greatly among women. For some they can be debilitating, while for others they’re only mildly annoying.
What treatments can help alleviate my menopausal symptoms?
Whether your symptoms are severe or just bothersome, there are plenty of remedies. Our team has decades of experience in easing the symptoms of menopause, with treatments ranging from lifestyle adjustments, supplements, nutritional recommendations and stress relief techniques to hormone replacement therapy, when necessary When symptoms are severe, hormone replacement therapy is extremely effective.
Do I still need to see my doctor if my menopausal symptoms are mild?
Even women who coast through menopause with barely any symptoms, should still have an annual check-up with their healthcare provider at The Women’s Group. The decrease of estrogen, which protects many systems in the body, leaves women more vulnerable to many diseases and conditions. These include:
- Heart disease
- Urinary incontinence
- Autoimmune diseases
- Type 2 diabetes
- Cancers of the reproductive organs
Early detections is important to optimal treatment for potential issues. At The Women’s Group our doctors are also major advocates for preventative care. They aim to help every woman stay healthy, strong and active at every age and stage of life.
Please call the office if you have questions regarding your health insurance.
Words from our patients
"I will never forget the depth of their caring...after 20 years I have never had anything but respect and appreciation for their professionalism..."
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