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Women’s Health Now provides specialized GYN services to care for a woman's most unique and challenging health care needs. Come to us with confidence for a personalized and professional treatment plan focused on alleviating or managing your pain and helping you overcome the obstacles to a healthy life.

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Menstrual Problems
Abnormal Pap
Pelvic Pain
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
Menopause and HRT

Menopause and HRT
Menopause is defined as the stage of life when a woman's menstrual periods stop occurring regularly and eventually cease permanently. Menopause is considered to be complete after a woman has not had
a menstrual period for one full year.

Many women begin to experience symptoms during pre- or peri-menopause, the transitional phase before menopause when a woman's hormonal levels start to change, causing the decrease of estrogen and progesterone. Most of the unpleasant symptoms associated with menopause are caused by the decline in estrogen levels.

Menopause can occur any time between the ages of 40 and 55.
The average age is 51. Premature menopause may occur in women
under 40 if there is ovarian failure due to disease or if surgery
to remove the ovaries is performed.

Symptoms of Menopause
The following are common symptoms of menopause, but
not all women may experience them. Some women who do
have symptoms may find them severe, while others may not
be bothered by them at all.

  • Hot flashes
  • Vaginal atrophy/dryness
  • Relaxation of pelvic muscles
  • Dizziness, palpitations
  • Increase in facial hair
  • Fatigue, irritability, and feelings of stress

Treatment for Women in Menopause and Peri-menopause
Your Women’s Health Now physician will partner with you to
work out a treatment plan based on your age, current health,
medical history, current symptoms, and above all, your
preferences. Treatment options may include:

  • Complementary and alternative therapies
  • Prescribing calcium or other medications to strengthen the bones
  • Emphasis on health diet and regular exercise.
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy.

Diagnostic testing for women in menopause
and peri-menopause may include:

  • Pap smear
  • Mammogram
  • Blood work
  • Ultrasound  
  • Bone-density screening

Treatment Options

There are many treatment options available to women with menopausal symptoms. These can include diet and behaviour modifications as well as complementary and integrative therapies such as acupuncture, yoga and tai-chi.

For women who find that these therapies do not alleviate their symptoms then hormone replacement therapy is an option. At Women’s Health Now we believe that a women should know more about menopause, so she can make a decision that is personalized.

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