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Menopause and Perimenopause

Menopause and Perimenopause

For women, menopause is a wake-up call, the symptoms alone can make life very difficult. If you haven’t done so already, now is the time to get serious about healthy aging.  Augusta University Health has the area's only perimnopause and menopause program designed to help women as they enter this next stage of life.

Menopause and Perimenopause

For women, menopause is a wake-up call, the symptoms alone can make life very difficult. If you haven’t done so already, now is the time to get serious about healthy aging.  Augusta University Health has the area's only perimnopause and menopause program designed to help women as they enter this next stage of life.

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Menopause happens when you stops menstruating due to the reduction of hormone levels in your body - it's a big change for some women. There is also a stage leading up to menopause, called perimenopause, that often begins in your 40s and can last an average of four years. Women can experience physical and mental changes during these years but don’t relate them to menopause because they think they are too young.

Symptoms include, but are not limited to: 

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Mood swings
  • Sexual problems
  • Irregular periods

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s time to schedule a mid-life checkup in our Perimenopause and Menopause Program at Augusta University Health, the only program of its kind in the area.

You’ll meet with a reproductive endocrinologist who will help you through this difficult time by:

  • Providing a holistic assessment of your health
  • Answering your questions related to menopause and healthy aging
  • Offering options to manage the symptoms of menopause
  • Discussing preventive approaches to osteoporosis, heart disease, breast health, stress and incontinence.
  • Providing referrals to Augusta University Health specialists, including:
    • urogynecology
    • orthopedics
    • endocrinology specialists.
 

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Augusta University Medical Center specialists provide care and support throughout your entire healthcare journey.

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