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As a woman, taking care of your health is crucial, not just for your well-being but to the well-being of your whole family. For decades, Ochsner has made it our mission to empower women across the Gulf South with the information, resources, services and treatment choices you need to stay as healthy as you can possibly be.
Our Women’s Health Professionals Help You Thrive at All Ages
As a woman, it is important to form a bond with your provider so you aren’t afraid to ask them any question about your health. Our medical professionals give you the comfortable care you need, before, during and after your childbearing years.
OB-GYNs You Can Trust for All of Your Women’s Health Needs
From young women to mothers and grandmothers, we care for women of all ages. Whether you are in need of an obstetrics consultation or looking to schedule a wellness exam, you can rely on our team of OB-GYNs to make sure that you are comfortable and receive the care you need during your visit at Ochsner. And when choosing a hospital to have your baby in, be comforted in knowing that Ochsner offers birthing center designated as Baby-Friendly.
Why Ochsner for Women’s Healthcare?
The majority of females will need specialty women’s healthcare at some point. That’s why you need a hospital that can take care of you at every stage of life. Whether you need a Pap smear or specialized care for a high-risk pregnancy or management of menopausal symptoms, you can count on on our award-winning team of 80+ female and male OB-GYN doctors at your choice of 11 health center locations.
For the past three years, Ochsner has ranked among the top 5 percent in the nation for women's health by Healthgrades®. We’re also proud to be recognized by U.S. News and World Report as “High Performing” in gynecology. By making communication, collaboration and the comfort of our patients a priority, Ochsner provides women across the region with the highest quality of care.
When it comes right down to it, it’s your health and you deserve the best. If you’re looking for a doctor you can confide in, a doctor you can trust, a doctor who listens and never stops learning about the most innovative treatment options, look to Ochsner.
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Menopause often includes perimenopause and menopause stages
Perimenopause is a transitional period where the body starts producing less estrogen. You may experience irregular periods, hot flashes, and other common symptoms. Perimenopause typically begins in a woman’s 40s but can start during the 30s or earlier. You can still become pregnant during perimenopause.
Menopause officially begins when a woman has not had a menstrual period for one year. The typical age to begin menopause is 51 in the United States.
Hormone levels remain low and the they can no longer become pregnant nor experience a monthly period. Menopause comes with an increased risk for osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, mental health conditions and changes in vaginal health.
Early Menopause Symptoms
During perimenopause, you may experience:
- Irregular periods
- Vaginal dryness and bladder problems
- Changes in sexual arousal or desire
- Decreasing fertility
- Changing cholesterol levels
- Hot flashes, cold flashes, and night sweats
- Sleep problems
- Mood changes
- Weight gain and slowed metabolism
- Thinning hair and dry skin
- Loss of breast fullness
Additional symptoms of menopause can include:
- Dry skin, eyes, or mouth
- Tender breasts
- Joint pain
- Digestive issues
- Muscle tension
- Itchy skin
- Irritability and sadness
- Difficulty concentrating
- Memory lapses
- Weight gain
- Brittle nails
- Body odor
- Sleep disturbances
If you experience any of these symptoms, please contact your physician.