Reproductive health care does not end at the Menopause

Menopause is a time of great transition for most women. Menopause refers to the end of menstrual cycles, and typically this happens by age 52. However, the transition time to menopause, called the perimenopause can begin many years earlier.

With the end of reproductive life, comes an end to the fear of unintended pregnancy and the need for contraception, but also a host of new issues health issues to deal with including:

  • Hot flashes
  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Painful intercourse
  • Weight gain
  • Urinary problems
  • Concerns about bone loss
  • Higher risks for gynecologic cancers
  • Higher risks for heart and cardiovascular disease

Regular visits with your gynecologist at Delaware Valley OBGYN give the opportunity to help deal with these annoying symptoms and to potentially detect and treat problems at an earlier stage.