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Experienced Chicago gynecologist guides women through the perimenopause age

Dr. Stanley Friedell, Northwestern Women's Health Associates S.C Describing Experienced Chicago gynecologist guides women through the perimenopause age

Most people know that entering menopause can cause the dreaded hot flashes and mood swings. Sitcoms and comedians make jokes about these symptoms. However, a lot of people do not realize that there are actually two stages of change. Before menopause, women enter the perimenopause age. This is the time that a lot of familiar menopause symptoms begin.

Northwestern Women’s Health Associates located in Chicago is committed to providing gynecological care for women through all phases of life. We enjoy developing personal relationships with our patients over the years. We are dedicated to helping through education, as we have found understanding what is happening to your body helps alleviate stress in your life.

What is perimenopause?

Perimenopause is when your ovaries begin to make less estrogen. Your body is gearing up for the point in which your ovaries will stop releasing eggs, which is menopause. The drop in estrogen speeds up during the last one to two years of perimenopause. The actual age perimenopause can begin varies from woman to woman. Many women start in their 40s but some begin in their mid 50s. The average time frame for perimenopause is four years. Some women can go as long as ten years, while others could enter menopause in just a few months. We can help determine if you are in perimenopause. We take time to answer all questions you have as you approach menopause.

Symptoms of perimenopause

  • Hot flashes
  • Breast tenderness
  • Fatigue
  • Irregular periods
  • Mood swings
  • Trouble sleeping

Some ways to reduce these symptoms

  • Exercise
  • Maintain healthy weight
  • Get enough calcium in your diet
  • Drink less alcohol
  • If you are a smoker, quit!

 

We want you to understand your body’s changes during this time. We are invested in you being the healthiest you can be. Call us at 312-440-9400.

 

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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; Whitney Dunn, MD; and Aleena Lakhanpal, 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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    "Wonderful experience with Dr. Julianne Morton @ NW Women's Associates. I've recommended her to countless girlfriends. Being a first time mom, I went through many physical symptoms and emotions that accompany pregnancy. She is extremely thorough, patient, and has wonderful bedside manner. I felt confident going into delivery with Dr. Morton taking the lead with my delivery. Wonderful practice!"

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    "Dr. Morton is absolutely amazing. She cared for me throughout my first pregnancy and we found her to be kind and caring and straightforward - could not have asked for a better experience! Dr. Dunn ended up being on call during my delivery and she was great as well. I have always found the nurses and office staff to be friendly and on top of things - very happy with the practice!"

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    "I had to have a laproscopic hysterectomy done by Dr. Friedell and all went fabulously! They were very detailed in pre-op which made a lot of difference. I came out of surgery feeling great and post op I was back to work within two weeks. Everyone at the practice, at the hospital, at pre-op were incredible."

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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. Morton is a really great doctor. She has an incredible bedside manner and makes you feel comfortable. She makes sure to ask if you have any questions and will happily answer all of them with you. Would highly recommend!"

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    "Dr. Friedell is amazing! He helped delivered my first baby and the whole process was super smooth and stress free. All the staff in the office are super friendly too. Highly recommend!"

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    "I visited Dr Feldstein office yesterday. All of his stuff was very kind and nice to me. He has a professional-team, so I know I have nothing to be afraid of. Just wanted to say thanks to all the people I meet. I am in good hands."

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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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    "I love Dr. Belmonte. I have been going to her since 2006! She rocks!!! She is straight to the point, I love that about her. When I leave her office after seeing her I always feel great, like a just left a good friends house or something!"
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    "I can not tell you how wonderful my experiences have been. Dr. Sharon Wise is my doctor and she is fantastic. She is straightforward and honest about treatments and procedures. I enjoy her sense of humor, and I found her bedside manner when delivering my son to be excellent. "

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