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Gynecologist team in Chicago provides specific care to manage perimenopause

Dr. Stanley Friedell, Northwestern Women's Health Associates S.C Gynecologist team in Chicago provides specific care to manage perimenopause

We often hear about menopause as a pivotal event for a woman. The time during which the body is gradually progressing toward the end of menstruation may be even more challenging than the finality of menopause. The reproductive phase referred to as perimenopause may last only a few years or as long as a decade. As the body undergoes numerous changes, focused care from your gynecologist in Chicago may be a crucial component to health and vitality.

During perimenopause, hormone levels become highly unstable. From one woman to another, symptoms that stem from fluctuating estrogen, testosterone, and other vital hormones may vary widely. The timing of onset may also vary. Some women enter perimenopause during their thirties while others do not begin to see changes to their menstrual cycle until after the age of fifty. The complexity of hormones, their effect on the body, and the issues that may occur during perimenopause call for focused medical care from a trusted, experienced physician.

The changing body

A woman’s reproductive health is an essential part of her quality of life. As biochemistry naturally changes, hormone levels begin to rise and fall. Sometimes, a dramatic elevation or drop of a given hormone, such as estrogen, may occur within a single day. These variations in hormones can cause a number of symptoms, each of which may occur to varying degrees. Some of the symptoms that we help our patients manage include:

  • Painful intercourse
  • Mood swings
  • Hot flashes and night sweats
  • Excessive sweating
  • Low libido
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Insomnia
  • Decreased energy and vitality

 

When to see your doctor

Ideally, gynecologic care will be a routine part of the health care routine. As changes in hormones cause menstrual symptoms or other health concerns, focused care may be necessary. The average menstrual cycle lasts approximately 28 days. If menstruation occurs either more frequently or less, a consultation with your gynecologist should be scheduled.

Perimenopause and menopause are part of the aging process. As we have learned more about the frustrations a woman may experience during and after menopause, we have moved into a position that allows us to provide compassionate, personalized care. Many women consider hormone replacement therapy to manage symptoms of perimenopause. However, numerous other solutions can support physical and emotional wellbeing during this time of change.

We are happy to consult with you about your health concerns relating to perimenopause and reproductive health. Call our office in Chicago to schedule your visit with one of our experienced physicians.

 

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Making use of advanced technology and staying on the cutting edge of women’s healthcare, our team of experts is dedicated to providing every woman who visits our office with the highest level of sensitive, specialized care. At our office in Chicago, you can receive exceptional obstetrics and gynecology (OBGYN) services from any one of our highly skilled doctors, including Stanley Friedell, MD; Marc Feldstein, MD; Abbie Roth, MD; Lisa Brunengraber, MD; Regina Belmonte, MD; Sharon Wise, MD; Julianne Morton, MD; and Whitney Dunn, MD. With their combined expertise, this team of board-certified doctors at Northwestern Women's Health Associates makes it possible for you to receive efficient, personalized care from the preeminent women’s hospital in the Midwest.

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    "Dr.Julianne Morton is amazing! I was recommended by a friend when I moved to the Chicago area and was looking for an OB-GYN. I have seen her for two years in Chicago for my yearly exam. She is beyond kind and great at what she does. Dr.Morton makes you feel very comfortable and is such an incredible doctor! I have recommended her to all of my friends as well who need a new gyno/OB-GYN."

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    "Dr Freidell is extremely knowledgeable, thorough and really cares about his patients. He is very good at getting to the root of the problem, especially with overlapping symptoms. He guided me through all my options and their implications. I will highly recommend him and his team."

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