Menopause Management Specialist

North Pointe OB/GYN

Gynecologists & Obstetricians located in Cumming, GA & Dawsonville, GA

Drs. Sean J. Lambert, Nancy M. Walsh, Angela C.B. Walker, Robert B. Barrett, and Gretchen Mitchell have helped many women who were going through menopause. Many of the women they’ve treated recommend North Pointe OB/GYN to other women in the Cumming and Dawsonville in North Atlanta, Georgia areas.

Menopause Management Q & A

What Exactly is Menopause?

Menopause marks the end of a woman’s menstrual cycles. Medically, it’s defined as 12 months following the last menstrual period, and it usually comes during a woman’s 40s or 50s.

What Symptoms Are Caused by Menopause?

Women who are going through menopause may experience a variety of symptoms. Hot flashes are one of the most infamous symptoms, but they’re hardly the only one. Other common symptoms include:

  • trouble sleeping
  • emotional swings
  • irregular periods
  • weight gain
  • fatigue

Pelvic organ prolapse can also occur during menopause. In this potentially serious condition, one or more of the organs in the abdomen fall into the pelvis. While pelvic floor prolapse doesn’t only happen during menopause, the hormonal changes that menopause brings about can increase a woman’s risk of having an organ drop.

What Menopausal Management Techniques Do Doctors Recommend?

Doctors have a few different menopause management strategies that can help patients. Lifestyle changes can sometimes help minimize certain symptoms. For example, eating healthy, exercising regularly, and following a sleep schedule can reduce weight gain and improve sleep. Doctors may also prescribe medication or recommend hormone replacement therapy. Hormone replacement therapy supplements the body’s diminishing hormones with additional, identical hormones.

Who Should See a Doctor for Help with Menopausal Management?

Any woman who is going through menopause may want to see a doctor to discuss menopause and menopausal management strategies. Women who are suffering from severe symptoms, of course, can benefit from making an appointment. Women who don’t have any serious symptoms now, however, can also benefit by talking with a doctor. A doctor can explain what to expect and how to cope with the symptoms that set in before they develop.

What Kind of Doctor Offers Help with Menopausal Management?

While any medical doctor technically can help women through menopause, gynecologists are the most qualified doctors to help with menopausal management. Gynecologists specialize in the treatment of health issues related to the female reproductive system, including menopause. Some gynecologists also specialize in caring for women during pregnancy and are called obstetricians.

Major Insurance Plans Accepted

At North Pointe OB/GYN, we accept most major medical insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed here.

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Aetna
Amerigroup
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
Coventry Health Care
First Health
Humana
Multiplan, Inc.
PHCS
Tricare
UniCare
United Healthcare
WellCare
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