“I was going through menopause and Dr. Fernandez guided me through all the ways of managing it. She is so knowledgeable in the field and gave tremendous insight”
Tasha, Palm Beach, FL
Age with Grace with the Help of New Day Women’s Care & Wellness
New Day Women’s Care & Wellness is a Pembroke Pines obstetrics & gynecology center dedicated to helping women manage hot flashes, weight gain, hair thinning, mood changes, sleep complications and all of the harrowing symptoms that come along with menopause.
We understand how difficult it can be to manage the symptoms of menopause while going about your everyday activities and our physicians are here to help you, step by step, throughout this natural, but challenging process.
What Is Menopause?
Menopause is a natural process that marks the end of a woman’s fertility and menstruation and usually occurs in the late 40’s early 50’s. However, in certain cases, a great population of women show signs of menopause or become premenopausal in their early 40’s and even their late 50’s.
The transition to menopause begins with the perimenopause stage. Perimenopause typically occurs 8 to 10 years before menopause and lasts until the ovaries cease to release eggs. Within the last 1-2 years of perimenopause, there is a significant decrease in estrogen that continues throughout the menopause stage. Keep in mind, women still are capable of becoming pregnant during this time.
Women who are perimenopausal tend to experience the following:
- Abnormal periods (heavier or lighter than usual)
- Breast tenderness
- Worsening PMS symptoms
- Irregular periods (skipping months)
What Happens During Menopause
Menopause causes a woman’s body to produce less and less:
- Progesterone (a hormone released by the ovaries necessary for maintaining a pregnancy)
- Human growth hormones (HGH).
With the lack of production of these important hormones, the body cannot function properly, leaving the overall quality of life for a woman less than optimal. Menopause can be diagnosed when a woman has experienced 12 consecutive months--or one full year--without a period.
Common Menopause Symptoms
- Night Sweats
- Low Libido
- Hot Flashes
- Weight Gain
- Vaginal Dryness
The symptoms of menopause range far and wide in women but soon, will begin to ease as the years pass and postmenopause sets in. Unfortunately, the journey doesn’t end there; postmenopausal women are at a great risk for numerous amounts of health risks including osteoporosis and heart disease due to lower levels of estrogen. Though, with the right care and health plan, the health risks during the postmenopausal stage can be managed.
Caring Pembroke Pines Gynecology Services
Our teams of physicians at New Day Women’s Care & Wellness will help you come up with the proper course of treatment to manage the symptoms and health risks that perimenopause, menopause, and postmenopause can cause.
Our Pembroke Pines gynecologists and obstetricians seek to help patients age with grace through the use of proper medication, healthy lifestyle changes, and even hormone replacement therapy.
Call today to make an appointment or consultation: (954) 404 - 8664
New Days Women’s Care & Wellness accepts almost all insurance plans for added convenience and peace of mind. Her office is open late so you can easily schedule an appointment in the evenings or after work. Appointments are available within two weeks of your call and usually take approximately 20 minutes.