Quality Menopausal Care for the Women of Jacksonville
The Women’s Physicians of Jacksonville menopausal and peri-menopausal practice specializes in care and counseling of women as they enter this stage of life.
Utilizing advanced technology, our physicians and staff offer women a wide array of options for treating the symptoms of menopause and the highest level of care in a warm and welcoming patient-centered environment. Always serving patients with respect, dignity and personalized service, our entire staff is committed to providing patients with the tools necessary to actively participate in their own health care decisions.
What is Menopause and Peri-Menopause?
Menopause is a natural occurrence that can be uncomfortable but can be effectively treated. The term “menopause” describes the changes that occur when a woman’s body begins to decrease its production of estrogen and progesterone. Typically, a woman is considered to be “in menopause” when she has not had a period for 12 consecutive months. The time leading up to menopause is called peri-menopause, this is the time when uncomfortable symptoms begin to occur.
Peri-menopausal women can experience very different symptoms; some women have very few symptoms before their periods stop entirely or as hormone levels continue to decline.
Common Symptoms Include:
- Night Sweats
- Hot Flashes
- Irregular Periods
- Abnormally Heavy Periods
- Vaginal Dryness and Pain During Intercourse
- Thinning Hair
- Growth of Facial Hair
- Decline in Sexual Desire
- Urinary Incontinence
What Treatments are Available?
Treatments can make the symptoms of menopause and peri-menopause much more bearable. Many women find their symptoms are greatly improved with hormone replacement therapy or HRT. Other treatment options can be provided to address specific symptoms, like insomnia, vaginal dryness, irritability, and mood swings.
Preparing for your Menopausal Exam:
Treatments can make the symptoms of menopause and peri-menopause much more bearable. Many women find their symptoms are greatly improved with hormone replacement therapy or HRT. Other treatment options can be provided to address specific symptoms, like insomnia,vaginal dryness, irritability, and mood swings.
Women should be prepared to discuss their family medical history and menstrual cycle. Some of the most commonly asked questions may include:
- When was your last period?
- How often do your periods occur and how long do your periods typically last?
- What symptoms have you been experiencing and how do they affect your quality of life?
- Are you having any abnormal bleeding (bleeding after sex, bleeding between periods)?
- Has vaginal dryness become an issue for you?
- Do you have medical conditions requiring medication, such as breast cancer, high cholesterol, diabetes, or high blood pressure?
- At what age did your mother and/or sister(s) go through menopause?
- When were your last mammogram and cholesterol screenings?
Schedule Your Menopause – Peri-Menopause Appointment Today
6879 Southpoint Drive North – Just off JTB – Call: 904 296-2441
Baptist South Hospital – Medical Office Building 2 – Call: 904-296-2441