Menopause 2017-01-12T22:48:44+00:00

Menopause

womens health care gynecology

At Shenandoah Women’s Healthcare, our providers can help women make the transition into menopause and beyond. Menopause is a natural process that begins when a woman’s body slowly produces fewer reproductive hormones, which can cause uncomfortable physical changes for some women.

Every woman’s experience is different, but we can help manage symptoms like:

  • Hot flashes
  • Sleeplessness
  • Loss of bone density
  • Changes in menstrual cycle
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Emotional changes due to decreased estrogen

What to Expect

We understand that menopause can be a difficult time in a woman’s life. We’re here to help take charge of your health and meet that challenge with confidence. When you make an appointment at Shenandoah Women’s Healthcare, your health and comfort are our top priorities. We’re here to listen, not lecture.

Your provider will talk with you to understand your needs and get a sense for the symptoms you’re experiencing. He or she may recommend hormone therapy, diet and exercise changes, or other treatments.

We’ll also help you treat or prevent other common health problems that can start to develop during menopause, including:

Are you ready to take to take control of your health?

Call Shenandoah Women’s Healthcare today to schedule an appointment.

(540) 438-1314

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. When does menopause usually start?
The average age that women in the United States go through menopause is 51, but it’s different for everyone. Officially, menopause happens 12 months after your last period.

2. How should I prepare for my appointment?
Keep track of your symptoms. You may want to write down what you’re experiencing and how often. Bring a list of any medications and supplements you’re currently taking, and be ready to ask all your questions.

3. Will I need tests?
Often, menopause can be diagnosed without the need for testing, but occasionally tests are needed to rule out other causes for your symptoms. We can perform lab work and many other tests at our Harrisonburg office.

See What our Patients are Saying

Thank you!. The practitioners at Shenandoah Women’s Healthcare went out of their way to help me! I couldn’t believe it! I appreciate your wonderful service.
Jeannie Staib
A fantastic provider of women’s health care in the Shenandoah Valley!
Caitlin Batchelor

Get in touch

Want to learn more about menopause?
Call (540) 438-1314 to schedule an appointment or request more information about how we can help you.

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